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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Spirit of Haiti

Excerpt from a message sent by my sister-in-law, in Jacmel, to her family and friends, via Facebook (as an aside, someone, some day, ought to write a thesis or something on the extraordinary role of Facebook, during this tragedy) :

"Early by 5:00 am every morning, for two hours there are like 500 - 600 people on the streets singing religious songs, dancing and blessing God for being alive. It is like a parade, the local way of healing their pain, it is vey impressive. A real therapy for these victims which have lost everything except their Faith. "


Nandini said...

It is amazing to read about the resilience of Haitians. Using everything from community singing to facebook to keep their spirits up. Inspiring.

Katia said...

Yes, it is. Thanks for reading AND commenting, Nandini :)