January 23, 2010
White Dog and I watched part of the telethon last night for relief for Haiti. As we lay cuddled together in our comfortable, warm house witnessing the horror and suffering that is on-going in that country we were forced to recognize our incredible good fortune that places us in a land of plenty, wrapped in safety, couched in an abundance of life's essentials. We talked about what wasn't shown...the hundreds, maybe thousands of family pets lost in the rubble, starving on the streets, or dead under debris; no money or resources exist for these victims. People who will never know where--or if-- a loved one is buried because bodies are interred in mass graves and no records exist. Babies who have no names or family who now live in makeshift tent villages. Relief pours in from all over the world, but the disaster cannot be undone...nor can its next wave of death from disease be totally averted. This hellish environment will take time to build over into something better and it won't just happen. White Dog and I wept at what we saw. We truly hope that collectively the world has the heart and the compassion to set aside politics and make a difference. Please join us in this prayer.