Sunday, April 20, 2014

South Korea mourns!

The terrible tragedy off the Southern coast of South Korea had thrown a nation into mourning. Once again, as with the ill-fated flight into the Indian Ocean of a Malaysian airliner, we see officials struggling to find, first survivors and then to answer the age-old question of ---why and what happened? On this occasion it seems that the Government has moved every resource at its disposal and one again we see the sad images on screen of relatives and loved ones of those 'missing' as they hope for the almost impossible. That most of the victims are young, makes the loss even more difficult. The young lives, unrealised as to their potentials and families with gaps, reminded each year in the future on the anniversary of the sinking of the ship, remind us of the delicate balance between life and death, as the death toll mounts the anger strengthens. The Deputy Principal of the school from which the young people came has already unnecessarily taken his own life, a decision that just deepens the sadness for those living.
No doubt we will learn of the events that took place in the frigid waters, but nothing can make amends for the suffering of these grieving families. South Korea is the focus of many nations at this special time of the year. They should know that.
We are thinking of you South Korea.