Friday, January 15, 2010

Reading the Story of Haiti

I’ve wondered whether to a Haitian, the loss of a manuscript or collection of novels or children’s primers means anything next to losing one’s home, kids, lover or parents. Yet when I saw a photo this morning of a young girl reading amidst the rubble, it occurred to me that I’m probably naïve in assuming a reader wouldn’t think about escaping into a book during the most dramatic, horrific experience of her life. READ MORE...

Please click on article for news of writers in Haiti and list of vetted aid organizations.

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2 comments:

Becke Davis said...

Powerful stuff. This is so sad it's almost beyond comprehension.

Scorpio M. said...

There is almost nothing one can say to translate the feeling of sadness and helplessness. I just hope each new day will bring more relief than the day before.