This morning, the death count for the tsunami which struck South Asia and East Africa rose to over 80,000 people.
During a particularly brutal session of day job work yesterday, bloggers started posting about Amazon.com’s Donation Page. I finally got a chance this morning to make our donation.
Afterwards, while I was checking for news, I hit one of my favorite sites, Airbag by Greg Storey, who had this insightful post and wonderful graphics/badges for linking to the Amazon Donation Page.
Mr. Storey pretty much hit on many of the feelings I’ve had this week reacting to the news. With me, the time of Christmas brings the time of no news input; I pretty much shut down for the week, busy with celebrations (or with this year, work). I heard a tsunami happened Sunday night at a bar. I had the same reaction with September 11, as I was driving to work and heard that a plane had hit the WTC; I didn’t think anything was odd with that – no one had any information early that morning yet, so I think everyone thought like me that it was a small plane, not a commercial jet, much less a terrorist attack. Same thing happened this time – a tsunami hit Sri Lanka, but no real news as to the scope or the magnatude of this event.
Monday morning was when I first heard the death tolls.
My stomach gets cold inside everytime I see footage of a family being washed away to their death, sometimes with a loved one looking on in horror and safety.
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