Thursday, 1 October 2009


Just found this article from The New York Times. It's the sheer simplicity of this story which makes it so dreadfully sad.
I know that we always see on television adverts for various charities, for those who have suffered disasters at the hands of nature, yet it always seems so distant, no matter how it tugs on the heart strings. However this article genuinely puts into perspective the normality of how their days begin. Not unlike ours, before their lives are drastically altered.
I think we can all just about spare a thought away from our shorthand.

"But our hearts were with — are still with — those who cannot say the same, who would sleep for the first time that night without a son, a daughter, a mother, a father, an uncle, an aunt, a cousin. Their loss is our loss."

1 comment:

  1. Great stuff - very nicely written, interesting, amusing - this is a very good start to this blog. We are not looking so much at Erasmus this term. The HCJ is basically an introduction to history of western political and cultural thought. It is the sort of course that lots of journalists - if they go to college - tend to do.