Monday, 18 January 2010

Undivided attention...for the moment

On a global level, it’s amazing how short our attention span can get with news being fed every second.

So, right now, it’s all about Haiti and how they are coping with the effect of the 7.0 earthquake that hit on January 12, 2010. And rightly so. For better or for worse, the eyes of the world are upon this little country. Many have hit out as to the “cause” for such a blow; many have rushed to her shores to help; many have been stalled in their efforts. (The irony is that the influx of immediate help has caused huge logistic problems in getting help directly to those who need it most.) And, there are many who’ve set out to write about Haiti; put things in context etc. How poignant the sentiment I read a couple days ago: “We are in a moment of disaster.”

Generally, though, many have been giving – no passing of judgment; no hope for anything in return – just giving. And that, is heartening!

Perhaps next month, when something else would have arisen to shift our attention, help for Haiti will still occupy a prominent position on the world’s action – not To Do – list.


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