My Mother, who will celebrate her 94th birthday in less than two months, has seen a lot in her years. She endured my Dad's 2 years of absence while fighting in World War II, his battle with cancer and ensuing death in 1986, and the tragic deaths of not only a grandchild but also a great grandchild. All of this she coped with with incredible stoicism. She was a rock! I was shocked and alarmed when I called her the other afternoon and she answered in tears of grief. She has been glued to her TV, watching every bit of news about Japan's tsunami and earthquake: she is totally undone. I tried to console her, but she would have none of it. What to do? I'm not sure.....are any of us?
I have a list of my favorite blogs in the sidebar to the right, and am surprised at how little has been written about this disaster over the past week. Are we all stoics, is it 'out of sight out of mind', or what is it? I, for one, have kept mum on the subject mainly due to my feeling of complete hopelessness. I find it difficult to grasp the enormity of the horror and I'm filled with admiration when I read and hear how the Japanese people are coping during this most challenging time.
How are you coping??