Hey dear Lighty friends,
Today in Oz is the 15th April 2012. This date is quite significant - it marks the 100th Anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titantic. Besides the James Cameron movie epic, I wonder what it is about this catastrophe, above all other devastating occurrences, that has inpregnated itself and been imprinted into our minds and our hearts for all this time?
Since the sinking of the Titanic, many and much more serious disasters have befallen mankind. My guess, it was the first traumatic incident that defined a turbulant and very unsettling century. Maybe it was the first time, mankind realised that he was not invincible, and nothing we create is indestructable? It reflects at time when we were incredibly humbled, maybe for the first time, by the great force and strength of our Mother Gaia. We must never underestimate her power.
I believe it was a period when we may have regarded such manmade creations, (just like the Tower of Babel), as so mighty, powerful and invincible, nobody could ever contemplate that this mighty vessel could be bought to it's doom by a mere iceberg. Nothing is unsinkable. Nothing is permanent, particulary pride and arrogance in the face of Mother Nature and the Universe.
I bow my head in rememberance, at the great loss of much innocence in all our niavety.
Much love to you all, may those that perished this day, 100 years ago final eternal rest. May the ancestors of the survivors find peace and healing at the loss of their loved ones.