Reflections on Tragedy

I have to admit that I hardly know what's going on in Haiti. We're still under the gun work-wise over here and hardly surface from our computers. I swear the only reason we even know that anything happened is that we were torn from our computers and dragged to our HOA gym by Patience and Viktor Wednesday and the tv happened to be playing the news. It's so sad and it leaves me with mixed emotions. First, I feel horrible for the people who have suffered and who are suffering. It feels like in the wake of such a tragic event, life and all of the good stuff that I'm doing should just stop. I look at Gulliver and Murray and wonder how it would feel to lose them. I wonder how it would feel to lose a lot of the people who I love, all at one moment. And I also feel really helpless. Like there's nothing I can do to fix it or make it better or take it back. It makes me feel bad for the prosperity that I enjoy, guilty for being safe in my house tonight.

How are you coping with this? What are your thoughts?

I also wanted to direct your attention to a couple who are doing an auction of goods and services and are donating the proceeds to Haitian relief efforts. It's worth checking out!

1 comment:

lilcis said...

I hate to admit that I'm not a news watcher. The only TV watching we do anymore is on the DVR and we just skip through all those pesty commercials and news briefs. So the only think I know about the Haiti situation is from little snippets I've heard on the radio while driving to work, overhearing co-worker conversations, and any mentions in the blogs I read. Yesterday I made a donation to LDS Philanthropies to assuage the tiny bit of guilt I was feeling for not paying attention to what was going on. I'm a horrible person, I know.