Sunday, February 6, 2011

Be careful out there . . .

A makeshift memorial on the Yaquina Bay South Jetty in Newport, where in November a couple, celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary, were swept from the rocks and killed. Yesterday, down the road in Yachats, two teenagers were washed off the rocks and drowned. We saw the helicopter go by, heard the sirens, listened to the police on the scanner, and heard that our neighbor, a pastor, was on his way to the group to offer what consolation he could. One body is still missing.

Unfortunately, we see people doing this all the time, people walking out to the very edge of the rocks to be close to the breakers surging in. In the blink of an eye, people's lives are ended, others' lives are changed. Forever. ©Carol Leigh