the news sucks.

Friday, March 11, 2011

sometimes it's hard to wake up and think of a blog post when you open the home page (mine being bbc) and it's splattered with sadness (which is, let's be honest, every single day).  this morning's being japan's earthquake and tsunami (it's not like japan has the market on sadness either.  it's happening every day everywhere.  damn.)  i actually watched some footage of waves storming through neighborhoods, fields, and roads like it was nothing.  there are people in that water right now, i thought.  

man.

i'll never understand.  but nevertheless, i'm sending my energies to the people caught up in this awful mess right now.  that mess and all the messes.  you're not alone.

28 comments:

  1. it's so true, and your honesty is refreshing. i woke up to a home page yesterday splattered with the news that a major medicine used to prevent premature births has increased in cost from $10 to about $1,500 per treatment. this world can be so sad sometimes, but it can also be unbelievably beautiful, and that's the part worth living for.

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  2. It's hard news to stomach. It's such a travesty, but it's refreshing to see a blog address such a huge national issue. But all we can do is send our best thoughts to those affected.

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  3. That's very bad. I hope people manage to find comfort even in this disaster. May God be with them :).

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  4. oh my friend. So true, so true. And sooooo sad.

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  5. I feel this way a lot :/ Thanks for posting.

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  6. I was so overcome with emotion once I realized what was going on when I woke up this morning. Very sad. Thanks for acknowledging this today.

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  7. no.joke. it's so hard for me to listen to people laughing and working in the office today, while I'm glued to the news watching homes wash away.

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  8. mine is BBC too and my heart literally stopped when I saw that. My best friend is currently in the Philippines so I immediately started making phone calls and trying to get in touch with her. She is safe but my prayers still go out to all those affected.

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  9. i don't even try to understand life--that's a losing battle.

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  10. So awful, and more of a common occurance it seems. The world is in my prayers, but then again it always is.

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  11. It is completely and utterly horrible :(

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  12. Oh my goodness. I haven't heard about this until now. This breaks my heart just thinking about it. People are in the water. Man.

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  13. I actually have a friend of mine (more like the love of my life!) living in Japan at the moment, and when I woke up I had about 309482 different text messages asking about him and if he's okay -- (luckily he is safe!) But my heart went out to the thousands of families who have lost their homes or loved ones in the earthquake and tsunami.

    It's always so hard to hear about devastation like this (especially when just recently my parents lived through the new zealand earthquake which was just a few weeks ago!) and it seems like everywhere at any time, someone is suffering - and lately, it seems to be in catastrophic proportions.

    I understand exactly how you feel - but knowing that people like you, and all the many others out there, actually care when they hear about things like this and actually feel something for the people who are hurting, makes me realize that through all the bad things that happen, at least there is some good.

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  14. sad does suck. lots of prayers for japan!

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  15. I woke up to this all over Twitter...felt so shallow saying anything except something heavy. You've said it all perfectly.

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  16. I just came across you blog. I read yalls love story-um adorable. I'm actually semi jealous of it all. Your kids are beautiful and how exciting it must be to be having a new little baby boy!

    xoxo
    www.allymullin.blogspot.com

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  17. This makes my heart hurt. Praying for everyone out there.

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  18. My heart is just so heavy.

    I was up late last night working and I watched a live stream of the tsunami as it was happening. I sat there sobbing as I witnessed people losing their lives right in front of me. I won't be sleeping well for a while, and I'm sure many many people won't. My dad called me this morning in shock - he was supposed to be working in Bay Island (Newport Beach), and he couldn't even get there, because half the city was shut down - so was Huntington (close to where I live). And by shut down, I mean completely empty. The beaches were closed and deserted... just in case the tsunami came after us. He said it was the most eerie thing he'd ever seen... and the fact that our coast was spared boggles my mind. Why Japan? Why not us? And how is life just... continuing to go on?

    I really don't understand, either. I probably never will.

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  19. This is defiantly a very sad day. I just found your blog, it is adorable. so is your love story :)

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  20. I am there with you.
    My prayers are with all the people out there.

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  21. This is a beautiful post, I agree, how sad about the state of Japan right now. My thoughts are with them

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  22. I know, I've felt so solemn this weekend while all of this is happening. constantly running CNN isn't helping (and they are kind of annoying, haha)

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  23. Bridget,
    Unrelated to this post, I wanted to say I feel refreshed from reading your blog over the last few days. I'm a 'new mom' to 3 kids that belong to my sweetheart. It's been difficult adjusting to everything and even more difficult trying to learn who the new me is in this situation. I fell in love with this man, and as a result got him and 3 kids and it hasn't been the easiest thing. I want to say thank you for your words, you've kept me encouraged!

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  24. It's aweful what happened there :(

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  25. I'm still very upset over what happened (and still happening) in Japan! x

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  26. when i read this it made me feel better about the fact that all i can say about the stuff going on right now is "damn, that really sucks."

    it's just so sad!!

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