Haiti I Am Sorry >By Trinidadian David Rudder
This past week while sitting at my desk in Kingston Jamaica, I experienced the tremblings of an earthquake. It was a most unusual feeling, because I had never had such an occurrence in my life before.
My initial feeling was ” is this really occurring” and then ” yes it’s an earthquake” Little could I have comprehended that what I was feeling, was the tail end of a larger earthquake which was occurring in neighboring Haiti. I now feel very fortunate that Jamaica was not affected by such a large scale earthquake.
In the same breathe, I feel extremely sad and sorry for the people of Haiti. I have known Haitian people from as early as age 12, while growing up in New York City, and three of my dearest female friends are Haitian. All of them still have families living in Haiti, who are still unaccounted for, so this tragedy is very personal for me.
I simply hope that some world good will occur for the Haitian people after losing so many citizens to this tragedy. I’m also aware of Jamaica’s own experience in 1907 of a major Earthquake, so I am now extremely concerned about earthquakes
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