Monday, July 24, 2006

Can you spell L-u-c-k-y?

I just heard news that a rocket fell right near my parents' place. I can't believe it.

So far, even if it was close, it was far enough.

We talked to our neighbor on the phone. He was home.

He says the rocket luckily didn't explode. A dud! Can you believe it???

It's beyond me. My heart was racing for quite a while when I heard this. Speechless.

And at the same time, my mom already started talking about going back home. We're supposed to go back on Wednesday. I don't know. I don't think I can go back. I don't think I can handle it anymore. But I can't let my parents go back alone, can I?

Gosh, even now that I sit in this nice A/C café with wifi (slow wifi, but wifi nonetheless), I can't relax 100%. I guess none of us can.

I just heard Condi Rice is in Beirut. I hope it's good news. I really do. I'm not sure what the US can do as it isn't on speaking terms with many of the major players, but perhaps it could exert some influence. At the same time, many world leaders seem content Israel is doing their "dirty work" for them on the back of the Israeli and Lebanese population. I know this is the most political I've got, but I was really hoping for much earlier intervention from the world. Helping to stop this sooner. Helping to reach a good plan that could work for both Lebanon and Israel. How many more people must die before this situation can be resolved?

I can't believe this is happening.

P.S. I found this blogger who blogs from Beirut. I think she's amazing: http://cedarseed.livejournal.com/

4 comments:

rdl said...

Thank G-d you are ok. didn't even read yr.k post. i'm on vacation on the cape ihn Ma. and have no internet connection in my unit/condo. sitting on the steps of the develpment where i found i have a connection. will check back tmrrw. when itkl is lighter and have my glasses. so glad you are ok!!! i wish you would all leave tho.
be well.

moonbright said...

Melly, I am very happy that you are safe with your family. Please convince your Mom to stay as long as it takes, rumors are that this will go on another 10 days. Let's hope not.

In the meantime, rest and keep writing. You and your family are always in my thoughts.

Thank you and to your husband for keeping us informed that you had arrived safely.

Oh and I am glad you found Mana, like you, she is an extraordinary person.

May you all live in peace soon.

Patry Francis said...

This situation makes us all feel so powerless. All we can do is pray that the talking will begin soon. Peace and courage to you, Melly.

Jennifer said...

I never know how to respond to your post Melly. It brings the situation so much closer to reality. Here in the US at times as I go about my daily life the situation can just settle itself in the back of my mind.

Reading your experiences makes it so much more real to me, and I feel helpless. I can only sit here and imagine the terror and fear...

I can't do anything...I can't even find good words to share to try and comfort or you know I'm there and you and your family are in my prayers.