Nepal Trip ~ Day 51: When the ground opens up and swallows you whole!

It all starts with a tremor! The world feels like its about to end. The rumble of the universe and opening of the earth is unbelievable to experience.

Today was devastating. What a difference a day makes. Just yesterday I was saying my goodbyes and was headed home. I was heading home to a meeting with an agent to discuss the potential for the screenplay I just wrote. Everyone was happy. The children were playing. Nothing could have prepared us for today. Today its chaos. Today there are people dying. There are people dead. Today there are people missing. Many have died on the mountain. There are people who have lost everything.  

Prayers, we need prayers and help. 

My flight was cancelled and I have asked the airline to allow me to stay for another week so that I may help out.


I have never seen anything like this. There are children who are orphaned. Parents who lost children. The blood. The crying. The screaming. The devastation.

My eyes can’t believe what I am seeing. This is the greatest earthquake Nepal has every seen. There are those who believe in superstition and premonition. Was the universe displeased? Are we being punished? When you are going through this kind of loss you begin to question your role in it. Life. Death. Rebirth.

Statues I just walked by yesterday. Gone. Today turned dust. It is as if the earth opened up and wanted to swallow us whole. This is a nightmare. How do we stay calm in the chaos? I am staying close to Chandani. She knows how to lead. She keeps everything together. Today I will stay and be a part of the rescue effort. I don’t know if I am ready for what is coming, but I will stay. Please pray for us.

To my family, I am safe. I love you. I will see you soon.

And so it is. Namaste. Aché

With all my love, 

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