Yesterday, it seemed that everyone was talking about O'Brien-Leno conflict and the fact that it is Simon Cowell's last season on American Idol.
Today, those stories are shuffled, like they should be, to the background, while we focus on the tragedy in Haiti. My thoughts and prayers are directed towards the Haitian people.
Potentially hundreds of thousands of people have died in an earthquake that has left the country devestated.
All it took was a few seconds for us to stop and put things in perspective. For now.
The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsnaumi killed nearly 300,000 people. And we have already almost forgotten that it ever happened.
Maybe it speaks to our infrastructure, our support, or our money that a disaster of this proportion has not occured in the United States. But maybe not. Maybe it is just luck.
Not to discount any loss and pain that many people have experienced due to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but it was a fraction of the suffering and loss of life experienced by these other national disaters. But it happened on our own shores, so we keep talking about it.
Is it truly out of sight, out of mind?
How long will we remember the people in Haiti?
"So long as we live among men, let us cherish humanity." ~Andre Gide