Author: AprilStarr/Pexers Write-Ups on FB
Celebrities in the field of entertainment are in a quandary whenever the nation is in mourning whether caused by natural disasters, manmade or a mix of both.
For how do you focus on the good and happy life when all around you are in depression and sorrow?
The whole attention of the country is focused now on the sinking of the ferry boat Sewol tragedy (by now 150 dead bodies were recovered) that merry making, celebration or nonbasic activities grind to a halt. Suspending them at present is being sensitive to what has happened, still is happening and its aftermath.
The nationwide effects in South Korea have been vast…Korea Herald reported spending had gone low attested by 8% less use of credit cards compared to previous months, business conferences postponed, hotel room cancellation, celebrity jobs are also suspended as shows and programs are stopped, though schools have resumed operating. For how long are these activities suspended? Two weeks is being said as to how long it will last. As of 04/22/2014 weekend dramas have started airing but not yet the variety shows and music showcases.
South Korea is the midst of its collective mourning of the many lost lives at the prime of their youth and still yet to blossom and all the other lives. It is of deep concern those still missing and those left behind due to the sinking of the ferry Sewol.
In this tragedy, the important factors behind the tragedy are on the newspaper and TV headlines -what caused the accident, how safe are the sea transportation, how are the expertise of those who man them are monitored, how fast and effective are the means to respond to emergencies, how are the healing of those traumatized by the event made and how to rectify the wrong doings. Already the ‘who is to be blamed’ are hotly pursued as are the mountains of protests from affected families out of their frustrations and disappointments.
It is commendable how entertainment celebrities have stayed in the background though there were those who donated money to help in the recovery efforts. But many more can help in the healing by having low key songs and shows, when the time is right, to soothe the hurting heart and soul while donating its proceeds to help people restore their lives to normalcy.
times of despair and misery, each one can have his/her own contribution.
The Sewol tragedy is a nightmare to all of us. I grieve for the parents who had to bear the pain of losing their children. …. I can only pray for those poor souls to find peace in the hands of the Almighty. And for their bereaved families and loved ones, that they may be comforted and be able to recover from this horror that they have to deal with.