Sunday, September 11, 2005

Shelter From the Storm

I simply cannot form one coherent thought right now. I can't articulate my feelings very well, and it's a constant battle. I know it would prove to be quite therapeutic if I could put it all out there; I just don't have the energy. Like Barefoot, I too am exhausted. I'm grateful for the post she wrote, please take a moment to read it. I'm grateful for the sacrifice and effort she continues to put forth, and I'm grateful for my family and friends around the world who are supporting me with their thoughts and prayers. If any of you missed the Shelter From the Storm Benefit Concert last night, you can watch part of it here. (The first song is "Louisiana"...it will stick with me forever.)

RANDY NEWMAN Song Lyrics
Louisiana 1927

(From the album "GOOD OLD BOYS")

What has happened down here is the wind have changed. Clouds roll in from the north and it started to rain. Rained real hard and rained for a real long time. Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline. The river rose all day. The river rose all night. Some people got lost in the flood. Some people got away alright. The river have busted through clear down to Plaquemines. Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline.

CHORUS

Louisiana, Louisiana. They're tyrin' to wash us away. They're tryin' to wash us away. Louisiana, Louisiana. They're tryin' to wash us away. They're tryin' to wash us away.

President Coolidge came down in a railroad train. With a little fat man with a note-pad in his hand. The President say, "Little fat man isn't it a shame what the river has done To this poor crackers land."

CHORUS

In humble remembrance...

In the flooded city, hundreds of New York firefighters who battled the conflagrations in their city four years ago, attended an outdoor Catholic mass in New Orleans. Michael Weinlein, assistant chief of operations for the New York fire department, said: "We worked side by side as we dug through the rubble of the World Trade Center. We have come to repay that debt."

Thank you.

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8 comments:

  1. I just teared up a bit. All those poor people:0(

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  2. My prayers are with you guys! It's just such a sad situation. Words cannot express.

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  3. Ok, Sorry to comment three times but I just read Mandi's post and I had no idea! God bless you guys. It's people like you who really make a difference. Wish I was there to help:0) You keep on keepin on sister soldier!

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  4. Oh how I wish I could be there physically to really do something, even if only for you to direct me in helping you in your efforts.

    Instead I'll send you a hug and my thoughts and prayers.

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  5. Thank you for sharing those song lyrics, I wish there was something I could do to help, even just come visit and take the little ones off your hands for a few hours!

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  6. :(

    You're in my thoughts.. along with everyone else whose been hurt by this tragedy. Please be okay.

    hugs and prayers.

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  7. I LOVE YOU... you are amazing! Keep doing what you are doing!

    We are ALL thinking of you.
    (All of us in the land of the CORN!)

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  8. thanks to all of you for continuing to support me in this "whoah is me misery". I am trying to pull myself out of it, I promise. Doing as much volunteer work as I can handle right now is helping, and things are starting to look up. I'll update soon.

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Oh come on-- the least you can do is say HELLO!! You didn't come all this way to turn around and walk away, did you? DID YOU??