Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I have often pondered this:
I wonder, if people who have experienced devastating or even traumatic disasters—like the people in Japan who were affected by the tsunami and earthquake—if they will ever smile or laugh the way they did before the event that surely irrevocably altered the course of their lives. I wonder if they will ever smile or laugh for the same reasons. I am sure that their lives have changed, significantly. But what I am wondering is, will they always dwell on this event—for the rest of their lives? Will any part of them ever be the same again—has any part of their previous self been salvaged?