|Benton — The People of Chilmar — 1920|
Picture provided by Tess as inspiration for Magpie Tales 73.
|The sinking of the RMS Titanic, by Henry Reuterdahl,|
based on wireless description. (Wikipedia)
There was very little cooperation between passengers and crew, whether man, woman or child. Panic reigned, because the ship was said to be unsinkable. No one had thought of hitting an iceberg. No "iceberg drills" had been in place before the catastrophe. None had been deemed necessary by the White Star Line, or by its captain.
The water, of course, was unbearably cold, and anyone not in a lifeboat died almost immediately as a result of hypothermia.
The unthinkable had happened, as it continues to do today. Unthinkable, unspeakable, unbelievable, unbearable...all the words we throw around so carelessly until it is too late. Much too late.
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