Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Haiti, One Year Later

So I’m back in Haiti. And it seems the only time I can blog or tweet is when I’m traveling, so here we are again. A lot has changed in the year since I was here last (and since the earthquake), and I wish I could tell you all about it. But I can’t.

We were talking about this during a long car ride to one of our project sites. It’s really impossible to communicate the things we see. Pictures don’t capture the mix of beauty and tragedy. And my ability as a storyteller doesn’t let me adequately explain the situation and the changes. There’s no way to capture the subtlety or the true meaning of things unless you are concurrently viewing that event. Maybe the limitation is mine, but I’ve yet to meet someone that can. Pictures don’t even turn out right. There are just too many layers.

I will try, though I think it is easier verbally.

Thank you to everyone who is supporting and praying for me (and Taylor) during this trip. I don’t mean to leave you hanging, but I’m struggling to find the best way to communicate. Perhaps I’ll stick with tweeting. Something about the size limit forces simplification. Hey, maybe I found a use for Twitter that isn’t utterly narcissistic.

1 comment:

Kara said...

Matt--didn't realize you were back in Haiti...will be praying for both you and Taylor.