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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I Just Don't Know

There may be a topic here worthy of some words but I don't know that I have the understanding to come up with the words.  In Libya, there is horrible chaos right now.  I simply don't know what it's like to be in an environment like that.  People there know.  And even though until last week or so their lives would have been very different from mine in Canada, they would be used to a much more peaceful environment than the one they find themselves in now.  People are staying inside or fleeing for their lives. 

On the news, I saw people leaving with some of their belongings.  They couldn't take much and I expect getting out with their lives was a much higher priority.  They had mattresses rolled up.  They want a place to lie down comfortably, wherever they will end up lying down.

We go to bed each night.  Do we, can we have any concept of how fortunate we are to have a mattress in a room in a relatively safe home?  Our lives carry their own worries and perils but when we have a home and a homeland that is peaceful, we have a lot.

I wonder where those people and their mattresses are now.  I wonder if they have found any peace.


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