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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
Sing sorrow, sorrow, sorrow. 
22nd-Jan-2010 02:43 pm
Tiala - xana art
As I said last week, one of my colleagues at BARCC is Haitian, and most of his family and his wife's family is still in Haiti.

Was still in Haiti.

He's heard from two of his wife's relatives. The rest of his family? His daughters? Nothing. And, at this point, presumed dead.

His grief is a tangible thing in our office. He's well-loved. He is such a good man.

And that are no words for this loss. Nothing but silence. Nothing but acknowledging that loss.

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22nd-Jan-2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
One of my students has gotten in touch with his two brothers in PaP, but not his sister.
22nd-Jan-2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, no.

That's just horrible.
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22nd-Jan-2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, gods. How horrible. :(
23rd-Jan-2010 01:12 am (UTC)
My heart goes out to him.
23rd-Jan-2010 02:26 am (UTC)
That's heartbreaking. I can't imagine what he must be going through right now.
23rd-Jan-2010 06:36 am (UTC)
:(

I know, sad face emoticon seems empty. But.. posting because a lot of times, reaction to this kind of post is to wince sympathetically and pause a moment before moving on, and not say something.

It's not profound, but here is something. I read this; I didn't skip it for topic over-saturation. I thought about it, I feel for the man and his family. I took another moment to whisper a prayer for the lost ones, for those who might still be stumbling around the veil, for those who might still be breathing and trying to dig out, for those who have lost family and loved ones, for those who are working there with both the living and the dead.
23rd-Jan-2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
*speechless sadness*
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