Sunday, September 11, 2005

Salty!

I have a lot of things to do. I need a break... I'd like a day at the beach.

I get mad at how we *humans* do not apprecite everything we have, until is gone. That's pretty stupid... and still, we're like that. Before the game yesterday we were collecting donations once again for the people affected by Katrina. The response was not as good as last time. Is it that we're already forgeting of what happened and how all the people have suffered and have seen death walk by... It's freakin easy to keep on living like nothing has happened... when it doesn't happen to us directly.

I read a poem a friend of mine wrote about Katrina. He lived right through the whole thing... he used to go to the University of New Orleans. I'll post the poem if he lets me, just so you can feel for yourself. I cannot even explain what I felt while reading it. I remembered that 2001 earthquake that changed my life. And I felt like I need to do more.

This is the richest nation in the world.

"You've got to understand how serious this is, and this is not what they're telling me, this is what I saw myself." <-- Read this.

1 comment:

J. Star said...

Great link, I just read the whole thing. I know what you mean about people starting to forget. Crises only seem to stay relevant for a couple weeks or so before it just becomes the new status quo for those not personally or directly affected. It depresses me too...