I’m holding off other issues on this blog for this.
May the Dead find their peace, the Living their joy, and the Lost their way back home.
By now, I’m sure the whole world knows what hit the Philippines last week: just one of the craziest typhoons in recorded history.
It’s heartwarming to receive messages of concern from friends abroad, and I’m thankful(?) that my hometown was hardly hit. Sadly, other parts of the country weren’t so “lucky”. (And that’s all that’s saved us, really–geography–not divine providence.) Over 10,000 people are feared to be dead or missing. We get hit by typhoons every year, but not like this. It’s feared to get worse as the effects of climate change increase, but that’s a discussion for another day.
It’s so heartbreaking that I’m still at a loss for words. I can’t even describe my own grief. (Despite this, others are being total morons.)
I’m leaving this space in memory of all who perished, their mourning kinsmen, and the countless others still missing. The human spirit is…
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