Reposting this, as the same thoughts fill my mind today. Typhoon Lando, too, shall pass, and we shall remain.
It’s just another July in the Philippines.
Typhoon Glenda just passed us by, leaving a couple dozen people dead, thousands displaced and tens of millions worth of property devastated. Now the experts are saying another typhoon, or possibly even up to three or four more, are on the way, this month.
Watching the news, one sees images of people fixing their roofs, surveying the rubble that used to be their homes for still-salvageable items, gathering fallen tree branches, going back to work and school — getting on with their lives, basically, the very day after disaster struck. I suppose that’s simply how we’ve been built. Strong and resilient, we stand up and fight on. Tragedy after tragedy, we wipe the tears off our eyes, brush the debris off our shoulders, and start over, almost always still finding the energy to smile (even giggle) and wave at news cameras.
I must confess…
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