My Heart Goes out to Santa Maria (Brazil)

Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 5:37 PM By: alibelle71

Sadly, I just learned of the tragedy in Santa Maria, Brazil. To lose people in a fire is horrific, but to learn that a lot of these people were young just adds to the tragedy. I am sure they were just enjoying the music, dancing, and being free from all of life's ups and downs if only for a night.

From what I read in the news, this is the second-largest fire in Brazilian history.

I have always had an inexplicable connection and interest in Brazil. I write "inexplicable" because nothing in my family tree indicates that I have Brazilian ancestry (though there's a lot of other ethnicities there). There is just something beautiful about Brazil and Brazilians. I have several Brazilian friends here in Phoenix and in other cities I've lived in. I dated a guy from Sao Paulo when I was young. So, something unspoken has always drawn me to Brazil and its people. Just thinking about such a tragic event happening in such a place of beauty, vitality, spirituality and free will puts me in a somber frame of mind at the moment.

For those of you on this site who are from Brazil (and I know that there are lots of Lenny's fans from there), you have my thoughts and prayers, specifically anyone from Santa Maria. Lamento pela sua perda. Voce esta em meu coracao.

  1. tsrottweilers avatar

    On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 1:58 PM, tsrottweilers said:

    Dear Alibelle and Maria Rosa~

    I am sending prayers also for those who perished that night. Such a sad day in history.

    Therese.

  2. Maria Rosa avatar

    On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 2:35 PM, Maria Rosa said:

    Dear Alibelle71!

    I am from Santa Maria, thanks for your prayers!! Obrigada, Maria Rosa

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