So Close Yet So Far

It is shocking to think that a place like New Orleans could turn into Atlantis in a matter of days. I'm slowly coming to grips with the magnitude of the disaster.
Here in Singapore, there isn't the kind of coverage you'd be getting in the United States. While there have been many comparisons to the Tsunami that swept Indonesia only months before, human sympathy should never be dispensed in degrees. Ideally one's heart should weep, whether for a single starving child or for the thousands who die by genocide.
I hate it that I instinctively sweep Katrina's devastation under the rug because it's happening many miles away in a place I've never been, to people I do not know. I want to know, to cry and to mourn.
I want to care.

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