Thursday, December 30, 2004


I spent the better part of 15 hours trying to make relief packages for some of the people that have felt the devastation. Only the most basic things...toothbrush, toothpaste, rice, water, blankets, things that would require more thought to be taken for granted.

The last few days my spirit has just been non-existent, absent. Finally, yesterday a tangible way of helping...feeling it in my hands and my back that i have done something, i still feel like shit. With all the effort of the people working, we provided relief to a few thousand people for a mere few hours, while milllions of people are displaced. I am pretty sure i'm supposed to feel good about something, but i don't and i don't understand why. What's happened and what's happening is affecting me so much and I didn't personally know anyone affected directly. If I did, at least i would be able to understand how i'm feeling. I feel displaced.

1 comment:

Tasneem Poonawalla said...

I just wonder why? What was the meaning in this? Is it because we are forgetting that we take our lives for granted and that Khuda Taala can in a moment change everything. I imagine myself unknowing on a beach when suddenly the water comes in--it invokes nothing but horror in my soul.