Waters of tragedy
- The newest album in the Sri Chinmoy Centre galleries features a
project of the Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles aid organization
wherein children are sending drawings to the thousands of children
orphaned in the tsunami last December. How sad to see the
destruction flooding can cause again not even one year later.
I was out of the country on spiritual retreat last December so I was
not at home when the U.S. part of our spiritual community initially
responded for the relief efforts. Alas, a new tragedy has occured
and my thoughts, prayers and concern are all on Louisiana. How odd
to realize that in a country as big and diverse as America, I know
about as much about New Orleans as someone from Europe or Asia
probably knows. I have never visited there and was completely
clueless that the city was so far below sea level with the levee
system even making its existence possible.
It is sad that sometimes the way that the world is made smaller and
brought closer together is through tragedy. Any words of insight and
wisdom escape me in moments like these but I felt compelled to
acknowledge a disaster of this magnitude in however feeble a manner.