Posted by Dinah on February 17, 2006, at 14:19:19
In reply to Wonderful » Dinah, posted by James K on February 17, 2006, at 14:09:25
Sometimes I think even I don't have a really good grasp of it. It's hard to get your brain around, even if you have some familiarity with the neighborhoods. I've tried to be respectful and not drive into the worst hit areas, but I also wonder if it would help me be more compassionate if I did. I've talked to lots of people who have, and were changed by it. And of course I know so many people who lost everything. Maybe it's easier to picture the entire area and realize the small number of areas that weren't hurt badly. Just the original areas that were settled a hundred or so years ago. I think if most people thought of their cities circa 1900 and realized that those were the only areas not devastated, that would give a better idea of what happened. (Other than the westbank and some western suburbs).
Thanks for understanding.