Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sadness

Devastation is too small a word to contain the thousands of points of pain being felt in the Haitian earthquake crisis.  How does one even begin to know how to help with conditions as they are?  This link to the InterAction's web list is one of several sources for other links to organizations that are scrambling to assist.  InterAction is a coalition of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations focused on the world's poor and most vulnerable people.

The horrific scope of this disaster puts the rejection to an exhibit I received yesterday into proper perspective--that of being totally not important.  I'm happy for my friends who's work was accepted yet I know the making of and exhibiting of art work means absolutely nothing when placed on the scales of life's significance.

I find it hard to believe that prayer makes any difference at all.  But right now I'm putting whatever thoughts, hopes, and wishes for rapid assistance I can muster toward the people of Haiti and those who are trying to help them.


2 comments:

Kimberly said...

Hi Tommye,

I know that in the face of such a huge disaster it can feel as though prayers don't make a big difference to the immediate needs of those suffering, but it does make a difference even if it just causes you to slow down and focus on the issue and think about how you can help make it better for someone in need. Just a thought!

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Thanks for the insight, Kimberly.
And even though I can't seem to pray myself I do ask for prayers from others whom I know are believers in their own way whenever I'm in crisis. And I'm asking for the same now for all those in Haiti.