Today the snow is finally gone.
Today My throat no longer feels like it’s shredding itself every time I swallow.
Today my cough is better. I woke up having slept all night. Dan too!
Today I have no fever, no chills, no aches, no pains.
Today the sun in shining in my corner of the world.
Today the light is different. It’s warm, it’s alive.
Today the air kisses my skin with the promise of spring, of summer. Of new life.
Today, in Haiti, people are still dying.
Today, in Haiti, there’s no food, no water.
Today in Haiti, there’s no medicine, no tools.
Today in Haiti, there’s no help. No hope.
This is where we come in. The first wave of support comes easy, when the horror of the photos is fresh and the hope for survivors lingers. Now, when we’ve moved on to the next tragedy, to the Olympic games, to the next thing, It’s harder to go back, to feel the same urgency. But the need is still there.
Dan does a lot of volunteer work with Doctors Without Borders and they’re telling him that they’ve never seen anything as bad as this. They need everything.
Jeanne, at Cooksister is sponsoring a raffle to benefit Haiti. I’ve donated two boxes of the best gifts of my host country , chocolate by two famous chocolatiers, Jean-Philippe Darcis and Pierre Marcolini. You can bid on them, and I’ll ship them to you wherever you are.
I’m in veryvery good company. David Lebovitz, among others, has donated prizes to this raffle. So head over to Cooksister and see what you might want to buy a ticket for.
Go ahead, do it.