Monday, January 18, 2010

Heartbreak for Haiti

I really am not one to sit through long award shows, I rarely watch them. The part I do like to see is when the stars are arriving in whatever ridiculous and outrageously expensive costumes someone loaned them to wear. And their overpayed "stylist" convinced them they looked good in. What are some of these peeps thinking, don't they have full length mirrors? At any rate I went to bed at 8 last night but couldn't get to sleep so turned on the telly. To my delight I did get to see my man RDJ (from my previous post) win an award, and give what I thought was the best speech of the night! At least of the few I heard. I love his sense of humor.

Anyhow, the real point of this post is this....It was announced that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie gave 1 million to the Relief for Haiti, and also Sandra Bullock gave a million. That is very nice, but of course I have to be snarky and ponder how many of those other folks there could easily give that much? And it is really not my place to make a judgement on any of their circumstances. And how many others have given vast amounts of money and it went unmentioned because they wanted it that way? If I had a million dollars I would give it gladly. But I do not, so I will give (gladly) what I can, to the Red Cross and a few other organazitions that I feel can be trusted. So many people will give, and have already given. What really makes me sad is that while the logistics are worked out,of getting aid actually delivered to the people who need it so desperately, many more will die waiting.

I have really not watched the news regarding the disaster because it is just so upsetting. I don't watch NEWS it was a few days before I even knew about it. But I do tune in on Sunday mornings to watch Charles Osgood, and the program was mostly about Haiti, so I got a full dose of it. Sad to say, that was enough. It is very hard to bear. My prayers are with the people of Haiti.

1 comment:

  1. Haiti is such a tragedy. I'm sure we're only getting just the tip of the iceberg as far as what's really going on there.

    I thought of you when RDJ won his award! And I thought his speech was great, too.