Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haitian vigil

Local Haitians living in San Diego held a vigil the other night for victims of the earthquake that has leveled Haiti. Although far from home, seeing reactions from these folks really brought the pain close to home. Many of the congregants still have family and friends missing and have no way to to contact them.
I was in Haiti for a week back in the 80's and have never been to such a unique country. The poverty is almost inconceivable, as many people live on top of garbage heaps, they have virtually no infa-structure as many communities have raw sewage rivers running through their neighborhoods and the list just keeps going on and on. On the other hand, I have never meet more beautiful, spiritual people in my life. You could spend a lifetime there and continually be fascinated by the culture and allure of Haiti.

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