Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Katrina Tames Us/USA

Katrina's devastation is singularly impressive in a very technological, advanced society like this one. In that way, we are very different from the victims of the Tsunami. And yet we are also helpless and at the mercy of wind, water and our own fears. Perhaps the lesson is more urgent here than anywhere else. In the midst of this natural catastrophe, we also witness the humanly crafted tragedy of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Is there any wisdom? Or just massive and random loss?