Sunday, November 15, 2015

Heartaches

I saw this today, and it spoke to me. My heart aches for the victims of the unspeakable atrocities happening in all parts of the world. I feel helpless, and it seems all I can do is to allow a quiet tear to spill, pray, and share these words.
 
Did you see on the morning news where mothers were banding together to provide the Syrian refugees passing through their towns with strap on baby carriers? Such a simple and thoughtful gesture for those whose arms and hearts ache more than mine will ever know. If only all of us reached out in kindness instead of revenge, hatred, anger.

"...later that night I held
an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers

across the whole world
and whispered,
'Where does it hurt?'

It answered,
'everywhere,
everywhere,
everywhere.' "

by Warsan Shire
posted on Face Book

My problems seem trivial today and my heart feels heavy. In a few minutes we are going to a funeral visitation for a friend who lost his mom. Then we are going to a VFW hall to listen to another friend and his band play music that will trip a memory or two and soothe my soul.
 

10 comments:

Sioux said...

Linda--The things that are happening... they prove that hatred and violence know no boundaries.

If only we all banded together in love and embraced peace instead of intolerance...

Then
everywhere
everywhere
everywhere...

... everywhere, we would rejoice and become stronger.

Bookie said...

I was struggling along as is when the Paris thing happened. I have felt like hammer blows were pounding me all weekend! It is notthe end of this I fear. I hear your weather is nice today but here it is dark and dank with much rain coming tomorrow. It truly looks like November out there today!!! GRRRRRR

Daisy said...
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Daisy said...

These are such sad times. The violence and cruelty in the world horrifies and mystifies me. I just can't understand hatred that runs so deep. Sympathies to you and to your friend who lost his mom. I hope the music you listen to eases the burden somewhat.

Susan said...

I'm with you, Linda. I feel so helpless and sad for the people of Paris. Susan

Susan Sundwall said...

Pain everywhere. So sad. Can't let it get us down.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

That quote...it will stay with me. Haunting. And true.

Lynn said...

By giving love to those all around us, it will help uplift all.

K9friend said...

Watching the news is painful. I'm trying to work it out by helping where I can.

Pat
Critter Alley

carolann said...

These are very sad time.