Horror and Hope


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?



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


  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!

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