Starting new amidst the wreckage
It needs determination and extra will power to begin something from scratch, be it amidst natural calamity, death or deadly accidents. Only those with a ray of hope within can foresee the bright and joyous future among wreckage.
Here are few such people who always look for something positive and bright from the dark days of life. These people kicked off their married life during storm and flood that hit their regions.
Filipinos Earvin Nierva and Riza got married when typhoon Haiyan lashed the Tacloban city, Philippines in 2013.
In the photo, groom Earvin Nierva, kisses his bride Riza as they pose for their wedding pictures beside damaged homes and a ship that was washed ashore by the typhoon. The newly-wed couple decided to have the photo shoot at the area to symbolize that they can overcome tragedy and to urge residents to ‘stand up and rise again.’
Kerala was no different from that. During the floods that devastated the state a month ago, the young people were more hopeful of their lives that were half-lived. Even before the surging flood waters and from relief camps they challenged the fury of nature and stepped into a new life.
Shyamkumar is a news channel reporter in Kerala. From Kozhikode, his work place to his house at Alappuzha, the journey takes only maximum 6 hours journey by train. But to reach home a day before his marriage during the flood days, he battled a 37-hour- journey travelling and flying through the neighboring state. The roads, rails and airport were shut due to flood in the state.
Finally he reached home safe on the previous day of his marriage and tied the knot with his bride happily.
In another similar incident, a newly-wed couple Jayesh and Archana had to take their first ride together in a passenger bus instead of a car owing to the flood.
The roads were flooded in the rain hindering the journey of small size vehicles. Fortunately, a private passenger bus came in the route to the relief of the couple.
Shaiju and Anju got married in a flood relief camp, after Anju’s house was submerged. The happy wedding took place in MSP LP School in Malappuram district, where she studied as a child. As her house was submerged under water, Anju and her family had been living in the school which turned a relief camp. Amidst the tribulations, Shaiju decided to go ahead with his plan to get married and begin a new life.
People with hope in their lives can’t stop living just by a stroke of fatality or accidents and leading the rest of the life blaming the fate. They move on with their dreams to live happily amidst distress, making themselves a model for others who lost hope at a challenging time in life.