I've been trying not to spend too much time watching the news because it's so heartbreaking. But when you hear the story of Haiti, the poverty, the corruption, the hunger, the children who have been basically sold into slavery, and you realize that now the world is focusing on taking care of a population of people who have been completely abandoned, it seems as though perhaps, in the long run, this terrible tragedy will ultimately bring positive change to Haiti. It has to. It really can't be much worse than it is right now and has been for so many years.
It reminds me of what I've learned about life - the good times are wonderful, but it's the catastrophes that make us grow and show us how strong we are. This earthquake is Haiti is a catastrophe of Biblical proportions, but the world is sending so much love and aide and focusing so intently on saving lives - I hope it will eventually bring the changes that are so desperately needed.
If nothing I'm writing makes any sense, it's because last night our upstairs neighbors had a very loud dance party and I'm not quite awake yet. And then early this morning, Lucy, my old dog, had to go out for a very early morning walk. I have one dog that's very old and is frequently incontinent, so I have to give her eye drops for her diabetes incipitus, which is what causes her to urinate frequently, and another dog who is nearly blind and has such bad arthritis in her hind legs that it looks like she's prancing when she walks down the street. But despite these problems, they're my family and I love them.