Musings From Haiti

Since returning from Haiti I have tried to identify the most unsettling aspect of my experience there. Conventional wisdom says it would be the sheer magnitude of the disaster, which experts say we can’t fully grasp. But for me there was something more subtle and insidious which I suspect has been steadily eroding the Haitian psyche and threatens to hinder their ability to recover successfully. In a word, 'eyesore'; defined as 'something unpleasant to look at'. It may seem trivial but I … [Read more...]