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In an instant, they were all thrown out of the normal realm.
Each person’s life is like a clay pot. It holds so many things. But it’s fragile. One shock can break it apart.
The money we work so hard for, the houses and the cars we buy, all destroyed in an instant.
We spend countless years hoarding everyday objects, and in a flash they’re gone.
Even life itself—don’t think about that.
But as long as we’re still alive, who cares about losing all those other things?
As I looked at all this, I finally understood what is meant by “just things.”
Except for life, everything else is empty.
He Xiaoxin: How Far Can I Go? And How Much Can I Do?Journalist He Xiaoxin (和小欣) of The Beijing Daily (北京日报) traveled to report from the scene of the massive explosion in a chemical warehouse at the Tianjin port, in which 112 people have been reported killed so far. Dramatic photos and videos of the explosion traveled quickly around the world via the Internet. But in this photo essay, He provides an up-close, personal look at the devastation. Propaganda officials have since banned media from reporting on the explosion or posting stories that did not originate from Xinhua: