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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti

estimate
the number of dead
the tears

Anywhere from 50,000 to 500,000, according to this morning's news, with 3 million in desperate straits.

This was first posted earlier today at Gillena's blog.

11 Comments:

Blogger Magyar said...

no sounds
phones fail to nature
news sought

_My wife and I have close friends here, Haiti... their homeland. As yet there has been no contact between them and elderly family members that remain in Haiti. Our heart felt prayers to all.

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Monika said...

Excellent one, Bill. (Very difficult to put words on this devastating experience).

8:08 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

I join you in your prayers, Doug. Monika, thanks. Difficult, indeed.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

yes, read it there...sad,

my prayers too,

wishes,
devika

6:48 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, Devika.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

its a terrible tragedy,

12:13 AM  
Blogger Anonymity said...

Really helps to put this thing in perspective.

If anyone feels like helping, a friend of mine is there with food, meds, and hope.

http://www.brighthope.org/

8:34 PM  
Blogger R.K.SINGH said...

The images of Haiti as viewed on the BBC and CNN haunt my mind. I fear what will happen if there is an earthquake and I, or any of my dear ones, am lying under the rubble. I feel so restless even in normal time... From a distance of oceans, I can only pray for the suffering Haitians.

1:18 AM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

the enormity of it well caught here Bill
john

6:25 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

a silent sob --
the magnitude 7.0
still echoing

1:10 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for the visits and comments. Ultimately, we're all in this together.

3:57 PM  

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