Thursday, April 30, 2009

mourning and dismay...


Shocking events at KONINGINNEDAG...



It should have been a shining party!
It should have been only laughter and joy!
It should have been an unforgettable event!
It should have been a day of love, union and pride!

One man decided to hurt people!

WHY?
WHAT
was it
that brought this man to a point in his life
where he stopped caring about the precious lifes of others?

4 dead.
Many hurt!
More wounded!
A nation in shock!

It takes a while until you realize that what you just saw on TV is reality.
Human bodies flying through the air.

Laughter changes to horror in a split second.

Some start running, screaming.
Others are paralysed.

YES,
it happens all the time,
all over the world.
People kill people.
But every life lost is one too much!!!



Lifes are so fragile.
We are fragile.
I am fragile.

Everything around us is fragile.

That is why we have to be
EVEN MORE
compassionate,
understanding,
loving,
caring,
mindful.


With our children, neighbour, animals, strangers... ANYONE!


In every situation, with everyone and everything.

We don't have to agree with everyone, like everyone.

BUT
we have to treat each other well at all times.




Life is fragile.

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10 comments:

  1. yes, everyone here in holland is still in shock. koninginnedag was our favorite national holiday. we just don't understand how this could happen and why.
    it feels like living in a vacuum.
    silence, mourning...

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  2. Oh my goodness! what a terrible thing to have happened. I watched the video and he just ran right over the crowd. One just never knows what disaster might befall them, doesn one? Terrible news. Terrible thing to have happened on such an otherwise cheerful day...debbie

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  3. horrible and very upsetting...
    You post is a loving memorial to those who lost there lives. You're right...life is fragile and love and compassion is needed most.

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  4. That's pretty awful, but your words are right on.

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  5. Hi Hillybillyfarmgirl
    Sorry my first comment has to come under such awful happings, beautiful words beautifly written.

    "When will we ever learn"

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  6. Thank you all for your sympathy and kind words!
    Unfortunately the number of casualties have to be corrected to 5.

    @ Monts... Welcome! :)

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  7. "We don't have to agree with everyone, like everyone.
    BUT
    we have to treat each other well at all times."

    Well put

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