Superstorm Sandy and A Message of Hope
This image features fisherman in a dinghy heading out into the wild Ilulissat Icefjord, in western Greenland.
The Superstorm Sandy has caused havoc along the east coast of the USA and the island of Hati. The loss of life and the damage to infrastructure, property and local environments seems to range from severe to catastrophic. In the New Jersey town of Hoboken, almost 20,000 people are said to be trapped at home.
The most recent reports I've seen out of the USA suggest that 72 people have died thus far.
To Those Who Have Lost
As an Australian I wanted to send my sincerest condolences to all those who are suffering as a consequence of the storm. In particular those that have lost family and friends over recent days. While there is an ocean between us, you are very much in our thoughts. Our hopes and prayers are with you. Please, hold on!
A Message of Hope
Life is full of dualities and, more often than not, it is adversity that seems to shape our lives. Yet, ultimately, it is our perception of hardship and suffering that determine our own life's path. Without suffering our understanding and experience of bliss, good health and love would be significantly diminished.
Frankly, words fail me. They are totally inadequate to describe the feeling in my heart.
What I can say is what my own life has taught me. Even the very worst of days only last 24 hours and, with every sunrise, a new day begins. And each new day brings with it the potential for happiness. For, even at the most bitter of ends, hope and the possibility of transcendence remains. Please, hold on!