Saturday, January 16, 2010


It's overwhelming what is happening in Haiti. I find it difficult to even see the news anymore. The graphic photos of the reality that is Haiti today is heartbreaking. How can a people that have been plagued with so much misfortune (government corruption, poverty, crime, hopelessness), now have to deal with such insurmountable loss of life and property? At some point, Haitians will begin to rebuild again, and Haitians may, if they are lucky, return to some normalcy (which is still not saying much since life for Haitians in their country is an every day struggle), but how does one ever get over the loss of life? The loss of, for some, all of their family members? The images of crushed bodies? The smell of rotted corpses? I wish I had a crystal ball and I could see the future for the Haitians, but that is not possible. Still, I have a feeling that it will take a whole generation of Haitians to put this disaster behind. Similar to how it took Americans almost a whole generation to put our wars behind. Yes, the written history will always be there, but the pain, like a deep scar, it will fade with time. :(

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