When it hits you.
Usually, I can distance.
"Hey, it sucks to be them. These things happen."
And they do. Happen, I mean. Tornados are pretty low on the list of things that kill us, nationwide.
But I watched this video, and found myself putting myself into the place of the parents looking for their missing child at the school, or of the teachers having to round up kids for a count.
And suddenly I'm in tears. And when I try to discuss the impact with my wife, she refuses to discuss the issue with me. So here you are, Internet: my raw and exposed nerve.
I ask you to watch the very short bit of raw video above, so that you will not do as I was doing last night and this morning, and distance with a flippant dismissal.
Those people are you and me. Their loved ones are yours.
|They found her. |
From The Oklahoman. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
Maybe you could text some, too. *
*"This has been a major disaster, and the Red Cross will be there for the people in this state and this community. People who wish to make a donation can support American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which helps provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters like the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas as well as disasters big and small throughout the United States by visiting redcross.org, dialing 1-800-REDCROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation."