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In Ruins

Politics and petty religious quibbles aside, if there is one thing that the whole world can come together for right now, it would be joining hands in support of the Haitians – to be precise, of those who are still left to struggle in a doomed country, which historically has always lived under the cloud of evils of different forms. What with western countries meddling with its internal affairs, a country where living itself is a task, much like many third world countries, it is really disheartening to see a natural disaster of this magnitude happen, pretty much leaving nothing for those who survived. Makes you wonder, if those survived ones really consider themselves fortunate or not.

I have been avoiding watching images of the recent aftermath from Haiti – yet in a connected world we live in, it is almost impossible to avoid. For example, I happened to watch a video of CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta treating a 15 day old child – yes 15 day old, who was rescued from a building where the mom died. Now, to say that my heart was wrenched seeing that short clip would be an understatement.But it really made me cry out in silent helplessness – made me realize yet again, the power of nature and that how insignificant all of us are in the grand scheme of things.

Yet, it does not take away the simple fact that those of us who live do not deserve to live a life that pretty much points one in the direction of death with no other ways open. So, why do we all find it hard to help each other? Why do we find it hard not to kill others? Why is it hard to remember that when Nature unleashes, guns and nuclear explosives mean nothing. Of course, I am not looking for answers, as I know there are no real answers.

For now though, I think we can do our part with a click of a mouse – I am sure there are other organizations of your choice. But I donated through the following:

Americares

American Red Cross