posted on: January 19, 2010

this week's "newsweek" article on haiti literally brought me to tears.
the photos hit hard.

since i don't have tv or cable, my photo sources are the net and magazines...

i feel helpless.
it makes a lot of things i'm dealing with seem irrelevant,
and a lot of the things around me... meaningless.
and so i pray...
i can't pray enough....

[all photos are from the january 25 issue of "newsweek"]
"roughly 10% of the city's houses were destroyed, leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless"

{left} "a girl reacts to the death of her 14-year-old brother"
{right} "an injured girl sleeps alongside her mother and brother at a makeshift trauma center"

"a man picks his way among corpses outside the capital's overflowing morgue"

so speechless...

i bought my husband this shirt for his birthday today.
 i'm sure it is the only thing he would really want.

you can buy one here.
designed by mike fretto.
100% of proceeds will be donated to partners in health!
buy one for your mother, brother, father, sister, friend, loved one, roommate, tutor, house cleaner, barista, teacher, nurse, mentor, niece, nephew, neighbor, pastor, pen pal, patient, photographer, dog, doctor, physical therapist, dentist ;)...
or a stranger.
{spotted t-shirt fundraiser on wide open spaces, simplesongindigo bunting}

happy birthday to the love of my life, an amazingly beautiful and admirable man.
love you josh.

p.s. in preps for a haiti relief benefit concert next week, i may be m.i.a.
will update you soon on my musical endeavors!


  1. thanks for this. i just bought two.

  2. those photos really hit hard! thank you for sharing.. i am going to go buy a shirt .. thank you

  3. thank you for this post. i'll buy a shirt for both myself and my husband. i feel compelled to look at these images in order to empathize with survivors...but at the same time, i feel strangely guilty and ashamed for looking at such horrifically private moments of grief. i always feel like that whenever there are images of grief on the news, online, in magazines, etc.'s necessary to allow us, who are safe and warm in our homes, to feel just how horrendous the quake was... to stir the humanity in many people who are jaded or normally apathetic. Thank you for caring. And thank you for making others care.

  4. thanks for the post. going to purchase.

    i can't handle the news either, so horrible.

    but you can't ignore it. every little bit helps.

    : L

  5. This is very hard. And it hurts a lot. thanks for the perspective.

    (got a shirt too)

  6. thanks Jen...i just bought one too.

  7. anytime i see any images of whats happing in haiti right now, it makes me so sick to my stomach, that i just want to cry. thanks for sharing.


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