Somehow, I think I actually forgot that children would be amongst the casualties. How could I forget that babies and small children would also be amongst the dead? How could I?
The images are graphic and heart-wrenching, but I think they should be seen, so I wont be hiding them under a cut.
I thought I was adequately sympathetic to these people’s plight. I was wrong. The photographs are stark, but they serve to demonstrate the levels of real human suffering going on in a not-too-distant part of our planet right now.
The tapestry of these people’s lives are changed forever. And the loss and the devastation will be like a scar on their souls. If there’s such a thing as a god, why would he let this happen to his people?
I have to do something now. I have to help. I want to help.
Updated to add:
Here are a couple of links kindly provided by Laura Vivanco for anybody who wants to make a charitable donation:
UK Red Cross’ China Earthquake Appeal.
The US Red Cross is also collecting donations.
Oxfam UK’s also got a China Earthquake Appeal.