Everybody Needs a Fence to Lean On

As apt as the title may sound. It leaves me thinking what would I do when I no longer have my fence? How would I wear off my anxieties, re-live my good old days, fight back the tears within me and forsee a new day that is about to awaken.

Before I proceed I’d like to add on to what I mean by fence here. It stands for the unconditional support we receive from our near and dear ones, the economic necessities that keep us going, the mental balance that guarantees a new fight against the odds of time and a home that awaits us after a long tiring day out.

11.03.2011 may have been a normal routine day for most of us, but not for those in Japan. Nature’s fury was at its best for it jolted the land with earthquakes, a Tsunami, fires, a radiation leak and above all took away the fence that the people there always leaned on. The most we can do is sit and cry, make an effort to help the needy but does this suffice? A child who lost his parents is the disaster was quoted saying: Sea,I can never forgive you, even if your waves would touch my feet a million times! . The workers in a shopping mall were seen holding on tightly to the racks so that they could minimise the damage almost oblivious of what could have happened to them. Yet, what is commendable is the way everyone apart from grieving deaths, loss of property, loss of hope are helping out each other for they know they have to build a new home and start a new day. Life is very uncertain, what is ours today may just be left as a memoir tomorrow. Let us not waste our time holding grudges but expressing our love to those who matter, leaving a smile on the faces of those who believe a frown is there to stay.

Let us pray for those who have been directly or indirectly been affected, for even a small gesture from us can make a huge difference.

Reshma Soni

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