Thursday, January 14, 2010

a thought.

It scares me when I hear/read about the disater in Haiti. Buildings flattened like pancakes, bodies lining the streets, poor quality drinking water, no food. 50,000 projected to be dead. Fifty-thousand. It rolls over our heads as easily as we can say it. But then I realize that those were fifty-thousand lives. Lives that are lost, were loved, and will be missed. And then I remember this from my readings a couple years ago: "One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic." -Stalin

And it just saddens me that this statement is true and all this is lost in translation.

edit: 140,000 expected dead

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