They were hungry

Over 114,000 dead in southeast Asia. And yes, I keep editing this entry to adjust the total, like some sort of shellshocked death-o-meter. It’s too much to even comprehend. I was in Jerusalem, Israel and Portland, OR during earthquakes of about 5.0 on the Richter scale. Enough to make a building shake. I can’t even comprehend an 9.0 earthquake, or a tsunami. To survive something like that must make you feel like the world is ending.

A friend shared a heartbreaking anecdote she heard on NPR’s All Things Considered about children in Sri Lanka dying in massive numbers because they ran into the sea when they saw all the fish washed up on the shore. They were hungry. They didn’t know what a tsunami was.

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~ by realsupergirl on December 28, 2004.

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