There is no Space Walk Wednesday today.
Instead I set about trying to find blogs from people that were really there and
experienced the horror of Katrina. I got more than I bargained for. So many
blogs of varied types that it was hard to choose one from another. So many stories
of hope, loss, despair and triumph over adversity.
I started with the directory at MSN spaces..and surprisingly they listed so many
other places to find blogs other than MSN spaces.
I ran across one at blogspot that gave me hope..she talked about how it had
been one year and now things were different. You can find that one HERE.
I also found one that was written by two guys who went down there to do
their job..to write about it..the pictures are unbelieveable and the blog was
stopped earlier this year because it won an award for journalism. If you go back
and start back in Sept of last year and see what they wrote about you will
journalists or photographers doing the job of covering a tragedy. 31 million blogs listed
at Google. Way too many to wade through. I learned the term "blog swarm" where
all bloggers talk about the same topic on the same day. Most of those were about Katrina.
Blogs about lost animals and lost family members,trying to find jobs and supplies it was
endless. I only got through about 100 and had to stop. The overwhelming thought was
that a year later we can find people still suffering from trama and loss. Last night Brian
Williams stood in his shirt sleeves, like he had done a year before on the NBC news, and it was like time had stood still. The scenery looked the same, maybe not wet and covered in water, but the same. I felt sadness over what had not been done, and what still needed to be done. This was our country he was standing in, THE USA ,and it looked like a war zone still. A year from now will it look any different???
I felt sad to hear that so much money had already been spent that we raised in this country and so much left that had not even been touched. A lot of the money that Pres. Bush Sr. and Pres. Clinton raised went to COLLEGES and UNIVERSITIES to help them reopen.
You have to wonder what kind of impact this is going to have on the young people who went through all this and survived it …later in their life. One woman said…"my 3 year old has seen more death and dying in her small lifetime, I have to wonder what kind of person she will grow up to be."
It isn’t just the USA, where people are suffering, I know that..but it does come home remembering last year and what is still happening in our own backyard.
…..AND SO IT GOES ON……