Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Apocalypse now?

When I finally crawled out of bed today to take my still sleepy self to the couch, I was still not thinking clearly. There, on the TV, were hundreds of people huddled on a bridge. I thought I was looking at pictures of Africa where misery on a mass level is never in short supply. It did not dawn on me that I was indeed looking at pictures from my own country.
Stunned. Surreal. These words come to mind, but they don't do justice.

I just heard NPR say, "The situation continues to worsen."

Misery-it's a universal.

The multitudes asked him, "What then must we do?"

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