An Inexplicable Event
Author - Rachel M. Harger, Freelance Writer



Finding the meaning of an inexplicable event,

An event accelerating destiny . . .

Faster than the heart

And the mind can conceive.

Understanding the experience

Of a defining moment,

Defining the future of the world,

Defining the present of the individual.

An experience measured

By what was lost,

And what was gained,

And what was changed.

Is anything unchanged?

Not one city . . .

Not one family . . .

Not one nation . . .

Not one leader . . .

Not one culture . . .

Not one heart . . .

Not our history . . .

And not our fate.

Look through the eyes of humanity.

Find the true measure of the experience.

You will see the definition of . . .

Human courage,

Human compassion,

Human charity,

And human solidarity . . .

Against a stark background

Of human grief,

Human anger,

Human martyrdom,

And most of all . . .

Human misunderstanding.

This is the cause . . .

And the effect.

It defined us before.

It defines us still.

It defines this experience.

Nothing . . .

And everything . . .

Is different.