In the haggard silence, there can be no words
A merciless anguish falls on the sodden bodies
But comforting too, the bodies close
Pressed, crushed together
They are a single throbbing wound
That can only heal as one.
Of all the heartbreaking photos of the flooding disaster in Louisiana, last weekend (and there were so many), this one cries to me the loudest. The faces register shock, disbelief, loss, pain. And yet there are no tears. Old and young stand together, defiant, facing ahead in a solid show of will. Their common suffering has become the bond that will unite them to survive