Friday, February 12, 2010

tristesse étude

May all be free from sorrow,
and the causes of sorrow,
May all never be separated from,
the sacred happiness which is sorrowless.

Buddhist prayer

it has been a month since the catastrophic earthquake hit haiti, killing more than 200,000 people. to mark the anniversary the government of haiti has designated today a national day of mourning in haiti. at 4:35 haitian time*, haitians at home and abroad are asked to kneel and pray to mark the time that the world was changed forever.

let us join together with haitians everywhere, and each offer our own prayer and pledge to do what ever we can to keep the people and the mission of rebuilding haiti alive.

*haitian time is the same as eastern standard time or gmt-5

chopin's tristesse etude also known as étude op. 10 no. 3, in e major, performed by murray perahia


Anonymous said...

Can't believe a month has gone by! And like the prayer...mood now sombre :[

Candie said...

Beautiful post!

e said...

Thanks for sharing this, Mouse!

Ronda Laveen said...

Beautiful prayer and photo.

I do so swear to stay connected to this humanity.