Still Home, Still Heart, Still Horror

26 Nov

Time has done nothing to heal this wound.  I still come perilously close to tears each time I pick at the scab that has barely formed. What did help, though, was putting myself to use.  And it was only as I spoke about it at a couple of media interviews this past week that I realized how blessed I am to have found this route to sanity. With me in this journey have been 39 wonderful people in 5 countries around the world. For our stories, head to the India Helps blog where some of us will write about the year that was, beginning today all the way up to the India Helps anniversary on December 3. Wish us luck in the times ahead. Join us, because we need you. Tell your friends to spread word of our movement. And before you go, answer this: Whom Have You Helped Today?

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7 Responses to “Still Home, Still Heart, Still Horror”

  1. Nino's Mum November 26, 2009 at 9:19 am #

    I remember the fear, the shock, the despair. I remember your twitter feed being the only bit of news that I could trust. I remember reading your words that were oozing wounds. And I remember how you swore to do something about it all. My love and my pride – for you and for your city. Many hugs brave friend.

  2. rajni November 26, 2009 at 10:53 am #

    I read about it in the Mumbai Mirror today.
    You’re doing a wonderful job!God Bless!((Hugs))
    Somehow the India helps blog is inaccessible at work.

  3. Shivani November 26, 2009 at 12:28 pm #

    Today also is one year since I delurked on your fab blog, OJ 🙂
    IndiaHelps has done great work & you, Kiran & team should be very proud. Respect.

  4. vishvak November 26, 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    might sound a bit stupid..but something like this once in like 40 years helps to bring everything together.. bring stuff out of the void people got into it..first year and many will crib..as time goes of it will be long gone..and people drift off from it all..and there comes this soullessness..and 40 years will be over and again something like this will happen and so it goes..at what cost i dont know.but theres this air of inevitability about it..free

  5. Anjali November 26, 2009 at 2:03 pm #

    Hi OJ,

    I read your blog often. Am commenting for the first time. i really like your blog. And I wish you all the best for the noble task you have taken up. Thanks for all the links.

    Best wishes,
    Anjali

  6. Orange Jammies November 29, 2009 at 11:13 pm #

    Nino’s Mum: And thank you for your faith from so far away. Big hugs back, Nino’s Mum.

    rajni: Yeah, couldn’t make it to page 3 so crawled onto page 29. 😉 Could you see the page from home?

    Shivani: Happy delurking anniversary! 🙂

    vishvak: I don’t blame you for saying that. Time will tell, I suppose.

    Anjali: Hey there, welcome. 🙂 Now that you’ve delurked, don’t go into hiding again, okay?

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