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Sep. 2nd, 2005

I've been avoiding posting because of New Orleans.

There's a lot I want to say because there's a lot I've been thinking and (mostly) feeling, but I'm afraid it'll sound trite, and really, there's not a lot I can add to the numerous posts of concern and news and opinions out there. I donated through Red Cross, I'm watching the news, and my thoughts are there nearly as often as they're here.

It's not a personal event, in that I have no friends or relatives down there, I've never visited, I don't even live in the same country. But it is personal in that I've started to think, what would I do if that were me? Should I be making preparations, just in case? Am I living in a way that a disaster like that could strike, and I would not be absolutely devastated?

The world I'm living in is increasingly becoming a world I cannot take for granted.

Even scarier is knowing that, for those in New Orleans, there is no choice: that world is gone.

So I donate and I watch and I think all the hopeful thoughts I can, but in the face of the world and whatever direction it's heading in, for whatever reasons--global warming, terrorists, presidential priorities, who knows... I feel entirely helpless.

Mostly what I wanted to say, though, is that I'm here and I'm thinking of there, and I wish there was more I could do. And if that makes a difference to anybody, then I'm glad that I said it.

mlc

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seosaimhthin
Sep. 5th, 2005 03:16 pm (UTC)
I think one of the sadder - and sort of 'sadder-light' things, because it doesn't involve any death or pain like the rest of it has done - is that they won't rebuild or even try to salvage the wreckage. All that history, that whole culture, gone. Though could the culture ever recover from current events?

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