‘It Was Full of Darkness’

Today is the third anniversary of the Asian tsunami that took hundreds of thousands of lives, including many in Sri Lanka. In remembrance of its victims, here is a link to a story by Seth Mydans of the International Herald Tribune). Part of the story is about young tsunami survivors using disposable cameras to photograph their lives now. The piece ends with a particularly poignant quote by one young Sri Lankan recalling the disaster’s aftermath. If only those responsible for managing tsunami aid were as clear and straightforward as this child!

“Our village was not as beautiful as it was before, and it was full of darkness,” he said.

*Correction: An earlier version of this post indicated that while the story ran in the IHT, Mydans worked for The New York Times. The two newspapers are affiliated and run each other’s content, but Mydans is on the staff of the IHT.

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