I have been quiet lately because I feel I have nothing to contribute to what is happening in the world.
I sit here, with food and water and medical care, at least until March 31st, and am still frustrated by the length of time it takes to get aid to someone in this “modern” world.
It is a time when our words can circle the globe in a matter of mili-seconds and yet a bottle of water takes five days to arrive. This disaster of all disasters will perhaps be the launching ground for a new hope of recovery for future disasters. We watched Katrina and said, “This should never happen again.” Yet, here is another country suffering without water, care and food.
Some think tank needs to sit down and figure out an answer. Nature will always have a hand to deal to us and we need to be better prepared.
Perhaps we need a league of ships stationed and manned by alternating countries, so that rescue equipment, personnel (medical and rescue), food and water are within one to three days of every port.
That is the third thing I have thought of but the solutions have so many snags, even in my mind, that I am not certain what can be done.
That is why I have been quiet lately.
My hope and thoughts are with the Haitians, here and in Haiti.