Thursday, August 02, 2007

Bridge Collapse

I suppose that most people have heard that a bridge in Minneapolis collapsed last night.

I was far away, as were most folks I know (and I don't know anyone who was involved) but I'm still feeling pretty shaken.

Last night they told us 7 were dead, this morning it's only 4. I'm glad the numbers went down, but 20 are still missing, and I suppose it's likely most of them did not walk away.

I kneeled on my bed like a little kid and prayed for those people and their families. Such an odd thing for an adult atheist, I wasn't talking to anyone but myself and the universe, but somehow those things can be a comfort when little else can.

2 comments:

Plain Foolish said...

I'm so glad you're safe, and thank you for posting. *hugs*

I think we all find ourselves at times like this wanting to connect with something larger than ourselves, whatever we call it.

Zach A said...

Oh gosh, I forget that's where you're from -- I'm so glad you're safe.