January 11th 2011

posted on: January 12, 2011

As January 12th approaches and with it the anniversary of the tragic Haiti earthquake, I have some hopes:

– That everyone in Haiti has a moment of respite and peace to focus on their loved ones, the ones that are here and the ones that are gone.

– That folks consider the Haitian’s perspective over the international community’s perspective & party line. Thanks @mediahacker for your constant voice.

– That folks have respect for the pain in Haiti over trying to celebrate an overall immaterial progress in reconstruction. This post was particularly touching for me.

– Finally, I hope that more attention gets put to the dynamics in and around Haiti on January 11th, than to the international response on and after the 12th. What would a stronger, more resilient Haiti have looked like on the 11th to start with?

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