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.