posted on Sep, 9 2005 @ 07:14 AM
I too read about this guy and you are right - it is very sad. I think it is hard for most of us to understand how devastating it is to lose not only a
house and possessions, but the feeling of losing your entire life. Your home (not the same as house) is the place where you are safe and loved - Like
him, some have lived in their houses forever and have memories as deeply rooted as the concrete and the trees.
It has no price tag - no debit card can buy it anew, no amount of shelters nor camps can fix the feeling of isolation, despair and loss. We are so
quick to tell people to get out and leave everything because we are not in their shoes. For some it was necessary to get out, for others like him, it
almost seems cruel.
He feels he doesn't have to go - his area seems fine to him and the humiliation and disorientation for him and all those other people remaining must
be incredible. They survived everything and rather than leave now they only want to cling.
I should also add that in some situations it will have to happen in order for everything to be cleaned and sanitary again. No doubt about it, but it
is still very sad.
[edit on 9-9-2005 by nikelbee]