If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday - Pearl S. Buck


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Holy Ground - Haiti

Images like this,

Remind me of this,
and of this,

which always reminds me of this,

I wasn't working in OKC at the time of the bombing but I was working downtown OKC when the memorial was being built.  I would walk over to the sight and watch the bulldozers move our Oklahoma red dirt around.  The area was large and the hole very deep. 
I have been to the memorial since its completion but it was not the same as being there with the open ground.  It is sacred ground, a place of reverence.

Geron Davis wrote Holy Ground for this reason but it is perfect for so many other reasons

Territory Mom

P.S.  Oklahoman, Woody Guthrie wrote  a song Holy Ground and its words are just as beautiful.


Joan said...

Thank you for sharing this. We Okies share that touch-point ~ where were you on April 19th? I was in Lawton, pregnant with my 14yo daughter. My boss could not locate her sister who was a legal clerk in OKC. Her sister's first assignment each morning was to deliver papers to the federal building. That morning, she was one of the lucky ones, her assignment was delayed.

Susan said...

Winston Churchill: "We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival."

Territory Mom said...

You are so right. Even on my husband's and I first date we discussed "where were you on April 19th?"

Thank you for such a wonderful quote. It is so fitting.

Territory Mom