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“The rescuer found a 3 months old baby under her body...a mobilephone message——’Dear baby, if you can survive, remember that I love you’”.
When I read this I burst into tears. As I am writing this I am crying again. Chinese people, remember whatever our leaders say, we are all human beings, and we all love our children. The greatest tragedy of this disaster is that so many Chinese have only one child, and so many schools were destroyed. Perhaps some who have lost a child will be able to love some of the orphans who have survived and make a new family.
A piece of my family history. My husband, now deceased, fought in the Korean War. He would never talk about it. Finally because he suffered PTSD and was alcoholic, he entered therapy. Our oldest son has dark, slightly Asian looks as my husband was 16th American Indian, and I have Mongolian Tartar from my German background. One day in a therapy session my husband burst into tears and cried “I killed someone’s son, I killed someone’s son.” He cried and screamed for more than an hour. He had bayonetted a young Chinese Communist soldier in hand to hand combat. Our 14 year old son reminded him of this terrible experience and his guilt.
I hope this kind of people to people exchange will make it possible that there is never a war between America and China and as the two potentially greatest countries in the world we can work together to make it a more peaceful world with no more wars, ever.“
I have just looked at the before and after picture of this school. The contrast is just terrible and horrific.
If this school which looks to be 3 stories high had been build of straw bales, there would have been much less damage. Outside of Washington, DC a Quaker religious group is building a three story school of straw bales. This kind of construction is very wind and earthquake resistant, and even if it collapses, is much lighter than the heavy concrete which is crushing people. Google straw bale home construction, and international straw bale registry to learn more. There are over 500 listed SB houses in America, there are 3 in China. With all that rice straw, China could build many.