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Friday, January 15, 2010

Heavy Heart

As with most of the world my heart is heavy at the thought of the human devastation in Haiti. Since I heard on Tuesday I haven't been able to watch the pictures on the news. I have listened to the radio news instead. I feel rather lily-livered about this but I know that within seconds of seeing the distress in another humans face, especially mothers and children, it will wreck me. I am turning my thoughts to my fellow humans over there several times a day instead, saying a feeble prayer for love and kindness and helping hands and money and equipment and skill and wisdom and hope to flood that spot of the globe. Every time I think about it, I find it so hard that we are here, warm and safe and so many there are not, or are no longer.

Although Haiti is so far away from England, I am carrying around a sense of almost primal connection from the simple reality that our feet are on the same earth, the same revolving rock in the sky. And I feel gutted that yet again, as with the Tsunami, the earth has somehow betrayed us, betrayed them, by not being solid and unchanging.

For what good it does, I am sure that I am one of millions whose hearts and thoughts are connecting daily to our unknown brothers and sisters.

In case you haven't yet, the link to the Disasters Emergency Committee that co-ordinates donations across UK aid organisations is here .



  • Oh Concetta! A woman of my own heart. I simply cannot watch images of human devastation, trauma and despair without becoming that person too, and disolving in to tears and more . . . It is so upsetting.

    I have done a little post on it too and am giving donations from sales in shop too . . . . .


    By Blogger Amelia, at 20 January 2010 at 13:20  

  • That's a lovely thing to do Amelia. I must come round and see one of your creative journals - am tempted! Hope your week is giving you energy. x

    By Blogger Concetta, at 21 January 2010 at 09:59  

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