So I realize...
I'm becoming relevant.
People read my stuff.
And the other day I stopped for a moment to just take a look at this life I call home. I've got music. I've got laughter. I've got poetry. I've got friends. I've got books to read. I've got tv shows to occupt my time.
Thank you, all past generations for this amazing life.
I would however love to stop this tragedy happening at my home.
I may be lucky. Others aren't as lucky.
Last week, a building fell because the foundation couldn't support it. 6,000 people were caught under rubbel. 8-storey building rubbel. And keep in mind that this is a lot of young teenagers working here. Children who had to work hard labour to feed their families at home.
They've found 3,000 people so far.
Brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, daughters and sons have all flocked to the building remains to see if maybe their family is still hanging on, several layers under the clusters of building dust and cement that ambushed them in their home.
Yes, if that wasn't bad enough already, some people lived there. LIVED there. Their home crushed them.
And the stories that errupted from this tragic, tragic nightmare were so beautiful and so dark and sad that they will haunt us years to come.
A girl came looking for her brother. He was probably dead. Everyone probably was. But she never gave up hope. She sat there day and night, waiting for him to return from the ashes that swallowed him.
Yesterday, they gave up the search.
3,000 people are still buried in there and we've given up. 5 days. 5 nights. 3,000 people. We. Gave. Up. Just like that, hope flew away.
I don't want to guilt anyone into anything. I don't want to beg. I don't want to have a long debate about who needs help more.
The littlest changes help. Prosthetics. Psychiatrists. Food. Medicine. Adopting some of these hurt children. Offering a shoulder to cry on. These all help. For those of you who live far away, money is probably the only help. But think about it this way,
you're saving lives. You're bringing them doctors. You're giving them medicine. Food.
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Please. If any of you out there want to help, we need all the help we can get.
Humanity relies on people helping each other in times of pain. [link][link]