Isabella: "Mom, we're taking money to school because there's a little girl who lost her house and her clothes and she has no food. Her name is Haiti."
(Brief pause from her. From me? Eyes still wide and mouth forming shocked and sentimental "Oh" shape.)
"And Mom? Does Haiti have a brother?"
Speaking of Haiti... for my book-loving pals, find this book and read it now. You won't regret it.
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The World by Tracy Kidder.
Riveting and inspiring. That is all I can say without gushing.
Thank you to Shah for reminding me for over 3 years to read MBM!
It was the perfect time to read this book, with all the attention on Haiti, and it explained so much about the situation - through following the inspirational life of Dr. Paul Farmer. It is people like him who provide us with hope, even in an untenable situation. What a dynamic man. If anyone can cure the world, it is him.
There. I gushed anyway.
Now stop reading this, and go read that!
I'll return soon with Tales Of a Grandmotherly Visit.