Beyond anything imaginable: I'm trying to process what just happened in Israel....
The sheer immensity of yesterday's horror is hard to comprehend.
Imagine one of the worst shootings. Imagine the Las Vegas shooting. A guy randomly shooting into a crowd -- an unarmed, unsuspecting crowd, just going about its business, celebrating a holiday -- and killing everyone he could.
Now imagine it wasn't one guy, but like 5-10 shooters. All at once.
Now imagine it wasn't one event but like 25 or 30 of these events happening all at once, in locations a few kilometers from each other. All at the same time. 25-30 places where a gang of shooters is wandering into towns that are celebrating a holiday, and shooting whoever they could. And everyone on the way.
Now imaging people trying to run -- while not only are shooters everywhere, but also thousands of rockets raining down in the whole region.
Now imagine armed forces being surprised by this, and being ambushed. Entire units of soldiers being killed. Entire units. Dozens of soldiers. Some very high ranking.
Now imagine that the army was so surprised that it took them 8, 10, 12, 14 hours to reach some places. While the murderers just kept going. Kept wandering through people's homes, just to kill as many people as possible. People holed up in terror while the murderers were wandering around, seeking them out.
Now imagine that the murders and massacres weren't enough -- in some places they took hostages. Dozens and dozens of hostages. Taken to behind enemy lines. Including children.
That is what happened yesterday in Israel.
The whole thing is a lot to process. Impossible to process. This is going to take some time....
It's impossible to truly wrap my head around all this. I don't know if i have room inside my brain or inside my heart to hold it all. So many people affected....
And it's not over. Now, many of us have sent our kids to fight back. In my family, I will have a son, two sons-in-law and a daughter doing that work.... One of my sons-in-law has three brothers also called up... Tons of friends have kids doing this. It's not over...
So that's where we are....
I want more than thoughts and prayers. We need more than thoughts and prayers. But apparently thoughts and prayers are all we've got for now. So that's where we are.
Send yours along please.
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