Friday, January 15, 2010


Lumber [verb] (luhm buhr)
  1. To move slowly and awkwardly

We lumber to help.  And I wonder. 

With the catastrophe in Haiti beckoning hundreds of reporters from around the globe to report on the turmoil, to bring voice to the human loss and pain, to call for support from those of us who can, who is feeding them, housing them, providing them water? 

It's a speck of question in a stream of thousands of bigger ones ("Why?" "How could this happen?"  "When will the suffering stop?"), but a question that surges through my brain as I watch each of the major nightly news anchors and their reports on the ground in Haiti. 

We lumber to help.

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