Monday, January 18, 2010

Haiti, days after.

On the news tonight, they showed a woman discovered under a crumbled bank in Haiti. An earth moving machine was above her working it's steel claw not believing that anyone could still  be alive below. Her husband was standing by unable to believe that she could be otherwise. Each time the machine took a break, he rushed in to see if he could find some sign of her. A voice called out from under the rubble. She was alive under there with her fingers caught under a concrete beam. It was incredible how well she looked, like she'd only just a few minutes before crawled in there. When they pulled her out, she started singing. She sang about not fearing death. The reporter asked her if she thought she would live while she was buried under there. Her answer was an almost defiant, "why not?" She had this look in her eye.

People like that are hard to beat.

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