5.31.2006

night

so...i am on vacation, away from the k-y...and it is great. the weather is so warm!

i have been reading lots of books since i don't really have any school stuff to read. and one in particular is worth noting.

yall should totally read night by elie wiesel.

a passage from the book...
never shall i forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed.
never shall i forget that smoke.
never shall i forget the small faces of the children whose bodies i saw transformed into smoke in a silent sky.
never shall i forget those flames that consumed my faith forever.
never shall i forget the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live.
never shall i forget those moments that murdered my god and my soul and turned my dreams into ashes.
never shall i forget those things, even were i condemned to live as long as god himself.
never.

i can't even imagine what it must have been like to live in a concentration camp. as i was reading...i wondered if i would have survived it. i can't even image the trauma that the survivors experienced just simply being separated from their family...and then the pure hell that they endured. i can't even wrap my mind around the pain, the anger, the hopelessness, the death, and the pure hate that marked that time.

i guess it is easy for me to forget that as i sit here and type, people in the world are dealing with these issues. how amazingly blessed i am and have been.

we should never forget the blood that was shed during the holocaust, rwanda, and in sudan.

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