Saturday, September 2, 2017

Quench and Extinguish

Daily Draw: Native American Tarot ~ 8 of Coins

Dedicated to Water. Like fire it purifies and can bring a rebirth. Or, recent weeks from CNN news files:
  •  A massive mudslide sparked by heavy rains and flooding in an area of Freetown, Sierra Leone, has killed around 500 people and left hundreds more missing.
  • A third of Bangladesh is under water and the floods have so far claimed the lives of 142 people and impacted more than 8.5 million.
  • Ram Krishna Subedi, a Nepal Home Ministry spokesman, told CNN last month that at least 143 people have been killed since August 11. Nearly 80,000 houses have been damaged by flooding.
I'm reminded by this card of our own flood December 2015. Our police station is still in borrowed community space. Our library just reopened last month. Our city hall is now moored in an empty bank space.

Water at flood stage is catastrophic regardless of area. But the rebuilding relentlessly wears and appalls because the damage goes on and on long after the cameras move on to the next big thing.

3 comments:

  1. Water, in some place there's too much, in others to little. I wonder, if there is a water god, what is he thinking? Or is he like in this card just dreaming and doing nothing...

    ReplyDelete
  2. We endured a huge flood in 1997 in our area. So much loss and sorrow. You are right, the tragedy goes on long after the cameras move to the next headline grabber evening news Why do so many want to focus on others pain and loss? As the Earth warms we will see more flooding.

    ReplyDelete
  3. We've got folks here who rebuilt after the flood only to get walloped by the tornado. They left and never came back.

    ReplyDelete

I welcome your thoughts. Good bad or indifferent; opinions are the lifeblood of conversation and I always learn something from a new point of view. Thank you for visiting, Sharyn