Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I found the link (below) on the Melbourne based Herald Sun.

This is sad…have a look at all these people…makes me grateful for what I have that’s for sure. http://media.heraldsun.com.au/multimedia/2009/02/bushfires/index.html?id=victims

Its a difficult photo arrangement to view as it keeps moving to left and right... as sad as i felt for those about my own age, it was the families with kids, the young faces, bright with life which took my breath for the moment. Being only human with all the limitations of my intelligence, personality and insight, I can never for a moment comprehend all of this...none of us can. To look at their eyes, their smiles I have to hope that where they all are now the smiles, and cheekiness...the fun and love still exists...I believe it does...thats how i get by in my own life...

After what happened with my sister's husband I have to stop myself from almost paranoia about the girls on the road... I don't tell then this of course...

our family has seen the police come to the door with bad news just too many times..but for these above...it was a nightmare, of chaos and fear...interspersed with amazing events of accidental courage...accidental heroes.

I wonder at myself...would I be brave if called upon without time to think. I hope so. I hope so. I know I could not leave another person in danger if i could help...and live with myself...but if in that moment of horror when to act would mean my own injury or death as with my sister's husband and many of the people involved in the bushfires in Victoria and other...I have to hope I would act with honour. I hope this never has to be tested really.

4 comments:

Mal's Team Gherkin said...

[[[hugs]]] Human stories of an inhuman tragedy. Thank you, ma'am.

Middle Child said...

Mal, i think many of us will never feel the same again after this...I hope so.

FoxyMoron said...

And good on you for bringing this up again. I have heard very little about how the survivors are coping. I find myself trying not to think about how these people died, what they must have gone through, especially the kids. But I think about it anyway.

F.G. Marshall-Stacks said...

Dear Therese, if it is any help at all, please convey to Joan that all your blogpals send love to her through you.
I was pleased to see that Bruce was a Union Man, and we can hope at least, that Joan will have support from them.
The driver of the car which crashed into the bus, must have had a stroke or heart attack at the wheel - this happens more than we would think.
Much love, as always, Brownie