in a few days we will observe the 1 yr. anniversary of the tsunami that devastated so many people on dec. 26, 2004. "oh yeah," you say, "i'd forgotten about that." so had i.
isn't it amazing how sensationalist the media is? if it isn't in the news, we assume the issue is resolved and we move on with our comfortable lives. we donate money to the red cross and our churches during the first week, maybe for a month, but then we grow weary of hearing of the other's plight. tragically, 1 year later, half a million tsunami survivors in indonesia alone are still living in tents- not to mention thousands more in sri lanka, thailand and the many more damnified communities. it will be a matter of years, perhaps decades to restore every home and livelihood that was lost.
why am i so quick to forget the other?