We are the World 25: A personal moment.

Drove to the beach last week and asked my 13-year-old niece, Sarah, to plug her iPod into our car stereo. (I like hearing other people’s music.) After the initial Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, thanks to my crew in the back of the van, she pulled up: We are the World 25. The original must […]

Voices of Haiti: Jeremy Cowart Photography brings Haiti home

He’s photographed Britney Spears, Pres. Barack Obama and Switchfoot. When the earthquake hit Haiti, Jeremy Cowart headed to the devastated nation to capture the stories of a suffering, but courageous people through his lens. Now he’s posting these images–one per day for 60 days–on his website Voices of Haiti, and selling the prints. All proceeds […]

The Mutuality of Suffering, or When One Hurts, We all Hurt

Life takes on a very different light when seen through the prism of others’ suffering. I was in Cancun, Mexico when the earthquake shook Haiti. I remember sitting on the couch in a beautiful suite, looking out over the expanse of water that stretched through our windows and holding the tension of wealthy and poor, […]

Haiti: Making Sense of Suffering in my So-Called Perfect World

Idelette’s note: I wrote this piece in the week following the earthquake in Haiti. It seems appropriate to post it as part of my reflection on Lent and Suffering. Haiti: Making Sense of Suffering in a So-called Perfect World I made banana bread with my 4-year-old this afternoon, while the two-year-old napped. We stood at […]

Now the world is our body

Now the world is our body not made up of one country but of many some parts wrestle: big fists bulging arms swinging in a war to conquer one more piece of itself others sway: dancing hips singing lips Life in the blood Heart Mother teaches her children, remember: those parts of the world that […]