Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Earthquake in Haiti

A girl in Port-au-Prince was in tears after the quake. Photo: Tequila Minsky for The New York Times

Neg di san fe.
Bondye fe san di.

People talk and don't act.
God acts and doesn't talk.

- Haitian kweyol proverb
These are our neighbors. Let's work to see that those in peril are rescued. That those who are suffering are comforted.


mo.stoneskin said...

It is simply awful.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The time I've been home today has been spent watching is just horrible.


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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

People talk and don't act.
God acts and doesn't talk.

And then there's the opposite of God. Don't go to Media Matters to see what Limbaugh had to say about this, unless you are prepared for nausea.

Anonymous said...

I turned on my computer and the headlines were there next to my get-email button... I usually ignore the, but I saw the words Haiti and Earthquake. I clicked. It felt like a punch in the stomach. Your photograph and words do the same.

Those poor people have been through so much... and now THIS.
My understanding as a Christian is that we are to be God's hands, arms, and feet.

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A friend inquired whether the removed post was offensive. Just to assure everyone, no, it was not offensive, in the general sense. It was spam, and inappropriate spam, too, being marketing-oriented cheerful in response to my post. so I removed it.

Woman in a Window said...

uhhh, i do ache ache


Carmi said...

I pray that Haiti finds a way to work through this national tragedy toward a brighter future. The optimist in me has to believe that this is an inflection point in this country's ill starred history.