May 2, 2007
Spectrum of Change
Meanings of the colors: Red=War, Green=courage, Blue=Unknown, White=hope, Purple=loss, Yellow=Unjustice, and Black=violence.
Keeping that in mind, with the war going on today, how do you think they are dealing with the loss and violence from their own people in the middle east? Do you think they are able to find courage and hope given the unknown of the aftermath of the war? What is the most dramatic thing that has affected you and your life?
Posted by at May 2, 2007 9:01 AM | Under the Persimmon Tree
I think itâ€™s extremely hard to justify war and believe that losing loved ones through violence is the hardest thing that anyone should have to go through. If this is the case, in my mind, there is ALWAYS other ways to get around it. Anyone who loses family and friends in war is going to have an extremely hard time adjusting to the news. Ultimately, I think everyone has the potential to find courage and hope given the unknown of the aftermath of war, if they take a huge leap of faith and trust in their creator. Personally, the war seemed to directly affect me most due to the fact that my brotherâ€™s infantry was deployed and gone for 14 months located in Balad (just miles north of Iraq).
Posted by: Megan Anderson at May 3, 2007 10:02 PM
I cannot think of any easy answer to explain how the people personally affected by this war will react or how they will be in the future. Everyone deals with loss, tragedy and grief in different ways. I'm sure that there are many people who will not be okay after they have suffered and gone through so much pain. I'm sure that there are people who will be very angry, other who will have so much pain that they won't even want to move on...... Of course, there will be some who will move on and forward. I can't think of any concrete answer to this question.
Posted by: Sarah Stewart at May 5, 2007 2:27 PM