I come to think that in life there are outside events that can profoundly changes you inside and nothing seems the same again. Like when you experience severe loss and you get to feel unbearable pain. The earthquake that caused in a flash of time so much grief is such an event! Unexpected, disastrous, with countless consequences in the lives of those affected and a feeling of helplessness for us who are not so close there.
What is it that you can really do? You feel sorry, you wish it never happened, you go around with a constant feeling of emptiness in your heart. Everyday life pushes you forward, you have a protective shell routine, you get and give love to your significant others… Life has a way to always continue, but for some of us it will never be like it was before.