30 April 2011

A thought for you...

We're not in Kansas anymore Toto!!

The Story line to the Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz, originally a book by L. Frank Baum, is best known in the film version starring Judy Garland.  At the beginning of this beloved fantasy story, we see Dorothy living on a farm in Kansas with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. No one has much time for the young girl, and she is left to her own devices. She daydreams about a fantasy place "over the rainbow."  A big twister comes up, and she is knocked unconscious by a window frame blown into her bedroom. She dreams the house is lifted from its foundation by the wind and lands in Oz. 

The farmhouse settles, in tact, in the Land of Oz. Dorothy survives but her house lands on the Wicked Witch of the East, kills her which also frees the munchkins from the Wicked Witch's control.

Fortunately for Dorothy, that's only a fairytale but the reality of life in the Tornado alleys of America hit home this week with hundreds losing homes and communities, family, friends and loved ones.

Yet another catastrophe befalling the world this year.

"Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by this devastation, and we commend the heroic efforts of those who have been working tirelessly to respond to this disaster," President Obama said in a statement.

Spare a thought for those who are suffering and hope they have the same level of support and help, from communities near and far, our Australian counterparts had earlier this year.

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