Friday, September 02, 2005

an excuse

I've been rather absentee on the blogging thing, and for that I apologize. I can't seem to find anything meaningful to say, and all of the terribly sad events of this week have drained my creative spirit.

My friend A has posted with many of the feelings I am struggling through, such as how in the hell can this really be happening? Not the hurricane, but the aftermath. I won't attempt to put into words the helplessness and anger, because I know you all feel it too. And everyone knows where to go to donate money, and all we can hope for is that our contributions reach those who need them. Josh and I were planning on going to Provincetown this weekend, but we have cancelled and will send the money where it is needed. Its not enough, because oh my G-d it feels like NOTHING, but its a start.

I wish everyone a lovely weekend and lots of fun and please please please no more terrible news. No more horrific crimes, or oil spills, or people starving, or sharks in the streets. And please please please let this government do something adequate for these people.

I have heard some nice stories, however. Such as Delta flying victims of the hurricane free of charge to wherever they need to go, people offering up their homes and food and blankets, foreign governments sending money to aid the relief. There are wonderful things in this world, it is just hard to see them through the mess.


Serendipity House said...

Hello! :) Just wanted to thank you for the great tag at my place and to keep on the lookout for an email from me!!

Have a terrific Labor Day weekend!

Phantom Scribbler said...

What a generous gesture, Halloweenlover. I hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend, too. Give a shout if you need company.

Running2Ks said...

Hey, I know. It is terrible and sad. I hope that the help comes pouring in for everyone who needs it--no matter what income, race, or whatever. I hope.

Piece of Work said...

Its just so hard to know what to do, to be able to do anything that feels worthwhile.
I hope you have a nice weekend, and thanks for reminding me that all of humanity is not shit.

ccw said...

That is very generous of you both.

I hope you all have a nice Labor Day weekend.

RussianViolets said...

That was a beautiful thing to do, HL. It warms my heart.

Running2Ks said...

And they need cash the most right now!!! Very generous!!!!

peripateticpolarbear said...

That was really sweet of you.