Originally posted by LarryLove
reply to post by minnow
Everything you are reaching for here has been covered to death by other posters and not once has anyone landed a shred of evidence to warrant further
Edit: there is a propensity on ATS to slap source links without any fact checking by the individual. People are desperate to turn this into another
9/11 and I really don't think it is.
edit on 22-12-2012 by LarryLove because: (no reason given)
It's looking like the theory that won't die.... Ugh..... Kinda like the proverbial cat coming back. Oh well...
It's a new thread, a new OP and a new presentation so I'll say what I said on the other one that had suggested these parents are acting because we
can't relate to their depth of surreal world change.
First, how many looking at this are old enough to have lost someone so close...your entire world has, to some degree, been based upon their existence
and their every need and want...day and night...non stop? It's important. In fact, it's critical to ask because without SOME perspective to that near
state of horrible 'intoxication' of loss, I wouldn't know where to begin.
My experience is from being the one who ordered the life support shut off on my own Dad, so I DO have some basis to know pain deeper than I knew
existed.......and in some ways..will always live with every damn day.
Going from that FRACTION of what these people have suffered...I can say that it IS like being intoxicated. In fact, I've seen one movie that comes to
mind which hit almost dead on...what living that world of pain was like.
Watch Top Gun ....After Goose is killed. Watch Maverick and how he interacts...or DOESN'T interact. Tom Cruise must have deep loss in his own
past...because I never understood that and thought it was over-played until I lived it. Now I watch that movie...and I choke up in those parts. Not
for THAT plot...but because that was me. So far removed from everyone else's reality that while I was IN it...I was never totally IN it.
These people...what I am watching..are where I was and kept right on going for several more stops down the line. Smiling? even laughing? I CAN see
that. I honestly can. I think back...and what would it have been like if that loss had been the subject of media attention and interviews and cameras?
I may very well have shown VERY confusing emotion from the sheer inability to process and make sense of the outlandish nature of it all.
After all.... just over a week ago, these people had lovely children, plans for a future that may have included college for them or maybe just
Christmas to really make their year. Whatever....A week ago, life was still happening in their world.
Now? I'll wager many of these parents are over a week without anything like sleep we'd know which didn't first come with chemical assistance to
enter.......and believe me...that's no sleep to think from either.
My two cents...in watching some people way out past where even pain stops short.
edit on 22-12-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: minor