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Howdy. We've moved from Cayce, but St. Elizabeth of South Rose Hill or Lizette de Waccamaw de Sud just don't do it for me.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

And now abideth…

Faith....



Hope....



and Charity, these three;



But the greatest of these is charity. 1 Corinthians 13:13.

In his blog of the same (Latin) name, Gashwin Gomes writes about the attacks of 7/11 from his location not so very far away from Mumbai, remembering the Mumbai attacks of 1993, as well as violence in other places.

I recall that spring day back in 1993 with crystal clarity. We were leaving college, and I looked up to the left and saw a plume of black smoke darkening the sky, from the Stock Exchange. Ambulances and fire engines screaming up Mahapalika Marg. The gaping hole in the Air India building. The crater at Century Bazaar. It's what immediately came to mind when I first heard about 9/11. And Madrid. And London. It's etched in the brain, hard-wired. Heart beat increasing. Adrenalin pumping. This is terror. This is the power of evil. An ordinary day stained red. Life twisted and broken and shattered.

Prayers requested by Gashwin and offered for the 160+ commuters who didn't make it home.

2 comments:

Gashwin said...

Thaks for that!

Incidentally, my reminiscences are of the 1993 bomb blasts in Bombay itself.

St. Elizabeth of Cayce said...

Meant to say Mumbai AND other places.....fixed now. ;-)

Don't you feel the world has crisis ADD this week? Try and find India on the fronts of major news website---just over 48 hours later....