Monday, January 21, 2008

Frustration and Hope

Last evening a rocket fell not far from our home. No one was physically hurt. In the news very little was said. We are used to hearing the alerts, then running into the secured rooms and waiting to hear the rocket/rockets fall. There are usually about 15-20 seconds from the alert until the fall. This gives us enough time to find a safe place to hide only if we are at home or near a secured shelter.
All over Sderot there are shelters that allow people to hide in from the rockets. many times there is not enough time to hide. 15 seconds is not enough if you are in a car or more than 30 meters from a shelter.
at times we hear the falls while running to the shelter. At times there is no alert. These are the most concerning events.
It seems like the Hamas has decided to stop the current rocket launching. Israel seems to have also been less active in Gaza today. The blockade and siege on Gaza continues. Electricity seems to be the main problem. I am not sure Peace man will be able to write today.
It's quite amazing that we still live a quite normal life. Kids going to school, work, friends and mostly a normal life. I know that on the other side of the border life goes on even though there is much more suffering.
In a way Peace man an I we share allot. We are both feel helpless in making a big change though we try to make little changes. We keep going even though there is so much frustration and anger at the unbearable situation. I am much freer than Peace man. I have the ability to travel, work, and make choices. Peace man is in the Gaza prison. I feel the shame of being part of a country that has been a part in causing this pain. I am also frustrated not to see real leadership on both sides wanting to re-conciliate and create a new future for both people.
I am frustrated but refuse to loose hope. It is never too late to make a difference. Never too late to change.


kicking.and.screaming said...

How do the 2 of you have Hope? How do you not have hate?

Anonymous said...

After having read just a little of the blog, it seems that these two human beings of two separate realities aren't that separate in their realities...they are both humans, everybody hurts, everybody bleeds and also everyone can love each other...That is the hope expressed by both Peace Man and friend.