THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE
Saw a movie with this title and it caught my interest. The actress said, ‘the things we lost in the fire are just things, as long as we have each other’. Just a few hours later, I hear of the tragic death of over 30 people (not accurate as yet) in an accident that led to a fire that further led to their untimely demise.
It got me thinking, we lose our credentials or important documents in a fire and we grieve at the loss, but how do you grieve at the loss of human lives that set out to have a normal day and met their death because of the greed and carelessness of a few men. I am pained and I thought to share it on my blog and reiterate what I always say, we bother about money, status, career……they are just things, as long as we have each other.
Appreciate the life you have today and the people you have to share it with as well as the creator who made it possible. My heart goes out to the families affected and I pray for comfort and ask that we all brace up and ask why a check point was on a highway with a descending valley on a Sunday morning, when the police will stop hurting the innocent and start fighting for them instead, when the money collection on the highway will stop and dignity will be restored, bearing in mind we’re soon to be 50 in this nation, we need this change to start now! God help us!
DEDICATED TO ALL WHO MET A TRAGIC DEATH IN THAT FIRE AT BERGER(LAGOS) ON 15TH AUGUST 2010. RIP.
16TH AUGUST 2010.