Horror and Hope

2F9495BE00000578-3371398-image-m-8_1450856545770

This is a picture of the teenager who was miraculously found alive days after the recent landslide in China. Never has horror and hope been so perfectly captured in one photograph.

Looking at this gripping scene made me think about the title of my blog, “Mermaid in a Mudslide” which to me was a tongue in cheek reference to the fact that life can be a bit overwhelming at times..but that I try to “surf the waves” when they hit and keep the dirt from sticking to my “tail.”

But there are so-called mudslides and then there are these: life altering events that leave people paralyzed under mountains of grief and pain; desperately searching for someone – anyone- to help them get out from where they are trapped.

On this Christmas Eve, as my first year of blogging comes to a close, I am struck once again by just how many in the Word-Press world and beyond are living in dark, lonely, scary places. Whether it’s due to the death of a loved one, personal betrayal, job loss, diseases of the mind or body.. people are reaching out online, desperately trying to connect with someone.. anyone.. who cares.

Terror groups actively troll the net looking for those who are without hope.

Are we looking for them too?

1-corinthians-1024-care-for-others-inspirational

 

photo credit: www.theworld-aroundus.comdarrellcreswell.wordpress.com

6 comments

  1. Beautifully said, Cindy. Congratulations on your first blogiversary — and thank you for reminding the rest of us to keep reaching out. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s