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Monday, April 22, 2013

"The Beauty of Disasters..." 'James"Kimo" Rosen




"When you awake, acknowledge G-d for giving you a soul with the
extraordinary power and versatility to endure despite trying challenges..."

Check out my opinion article in the 04-23-13 edition of the  Honolulu Staradvertiser,"Humanity does well in face of disaster."  I am copying and pasting since the Staradvertiser has a paywall.
http://staradvertiser.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

The Beauty of Disasters

The Boston marathon will forever be  damaged goods from now until eternity. No matter how anyone wants to not think of the tragic day even if not in their immediate thoughts will hang on subliminally.

During the crisis in Boston total strangers were opening their homes to runners not able to get home, offering free food and shelter to total strangers.

A few restaurants offered free  WiFi and just a gathering place to hang out and were told to  order what you like, pay what you can, even if that's nothing.

There is a beauty In  the face of disaster.On Kaua'i during the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki the true meaning of aloha was ever present. People become human  among all the chaos and evil of disasters , while  the true meaning of humanity comes to light.

If only we could only learn to act like this in the reality of everyday life.


Check out my opinion article in the 04-23-13 edition of the Honolulu Staradvertiser,"Humanity does well in face of disaster."  I am copying and pasting since the Staradvertiser has a paywall.
http://staradvertiser.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

The Boston Marathon will forever be damaged goods. No matter how anyone wants to not think of the tragic day, it will be present subliminally, if not in our immediate thoughts.

During the crisis in Boston, total strangers were opening their homes to runners not able to get home, offering free food and shelter. A few restaurants offered free Wi-Fi and a place to gather. Customers were told to order what they liked and pay what they could, even if was nothing.

There is a beauty in the face of disaster. On Kauai during the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki, the true meaning of aloha was ever present. People become human among all the chaos and evil of disasters, while the true meaning of humanity comes to light.

If only we could learn to act like this every day.


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7 comments:

Ronald "Martini" Ostroff said...

not damaged goods. definiton of damage "Harm or injury to property or a person, resulting in loss of value or the impairment of usefulness. " there is no loss of value, in fact the Boston Marathon will forever stand for strength, heroism,perseverance,cooperation,...

KimoRosen said...

Figure of speech Martini... Remember it cannot rain cats and dogs and stuff cannot cost an arm and a leg, the beauty of the English language is idioms!

Ronald "Martini" Ostroff said...

What idiom did you use and my feeble brain missed?

KimoRosen said...

"damaged goods..."

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Good one Rabbi,we survived Pearl Harbor & 9-11 we can survive anything,so beware Kim & Bin Laden,one down & the drones are ready !!!

KimoRosen said...

Mahalo my Uncle!

Ronald "Martini" Ostroff said...

i like cats and dogs better