Tuesday, June 2, 2009

90. Post-Trauma

paper cup, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan
As part of a civil defense drill, at 11:00 this morning a siren went off, signaling the entire country to enter a protected shelter.
Daniela was visibly shaken to the core as the siren triggered her traumatic experience of complete chaos and instability during the Second Lebanon War in 2006. When we returned from the protected space, I looked over and saw Daniela clutching this cup of tea, attempting to nurse herself back to normalcy. The half-hearts on this cup sadly reflect the effects of post-trauma - shaken up and broken.
To help with Israel's trauma center for victims of terror and war http://www.natal.org.il/english/
*Content and photo © Nomi Helene 2009. All Rights Reserved

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