6 January 2005: NEWS
Make what donations you can afford to those groups you've
found you can trust to help those people who are in deep need.
Do that and you've helped. Do that six months from now and you'll
help. Do that two years from now and you'll help.
Now turn off the tv and radio news and stop surfing the net
for tourist videos of the tsunami. Neither you nor I can throw
a line to those being swept away in those videos...and it does
a soul no good to feel helpless. That feeling of helplessness
may blind you to the person next to you or down the block who
needs you to throw them a line right now, where you can
throw them a line and you can pull them to safety.
Off-site and Tasty:
In case you're wondering how I could possibly bring up food
in this context.... I have Lyme disease induced anorexia; I weigh
72 lbs when I should weigh 105. Bad news puts me off eating,
so pulling up a bunch of cheerful (or totally silly) food links
may get me to eat something extra this evening.