|Out of curiosity.
||[Mar. 30th, 2006|12:57 am]
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If you could go back in time and somehow avert any tragedy in history what incident would you choose to prevent?
I have a personal tragedy I would change, where this woman took her children into the ocean and I found them and pulled them out with a friend long ago...if I could I would go back and get there before the mom waded in with her children and talked her out of it.
I am a Mother & reading that gave me chills...:(
yes it was a horrible experience.
I know she had to have been extremely unhealthy, but I just don't understand how anyone could harm their children. I really don't.
Postpartum depression, it's not that person's heart that does it, it's their fucked up mind.
Still. Ijust can't fathom it.
I understand being stressed...
I understand wanting things to go away sometimes...
I understand wanting to run away....
I have been there many a times...
My children (& my husband) are MY LIFE!!, without them I would be no more.
Soooo, I too am at a lose as to why people would do something like that.
I am exactly with you, my dear.
2006-03-30 09:13 am (UTC)
good grief. Given my feelings on monsters that do things like this to their children, my answer would not have been so nice. I think my reply would have been getting there in time to drown the mother
it is just that when i found them, i did not know the story yet and just wanted them all to live. when you see death like that close up, people on the verge of it, you forget everything except wanting them all to live. it was also a cultural clash. she was doing oyaku-shinju, a traditional act in japan, that used to be encouraged in women who were going to commit suicide...they were encouraged to take children with them to take the "burden" off of society. so it was this big cultural issue. i felt she was a victim in a way too. i know that sounds strange but as horrifying as her actions were, there was more to it than it just being her. there was a whole culture behind her. it is illegal in japan now but they are more lenient there on women who do this. the women do this generally when they have been shamed by their husbands. in her case, he was cheating. she regretted what she did when she got her sense back. she has to live in the hell of what she has done all her life.
How awful, thank goodness that isnt legal anymore but as is evident in your experience it is still previlant. Sad, so sad.
2006-03-31 08:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know what you're saying. When I was a medic, you very much are in the moment and everything else is just background - I'm sure that's a lot what it was like for you.
What a very sad story - it's hard to imagine ever getting that point (even with the cultural issue), but then I guess that is one of those things that I have to admit b/c I have never experienced it, I never truly could understand it.
Oh God.. how horrific. *hugs*
yes it was. it altered my life. thanks for the hug *hugs* back.