Monday, July 30, 2012

little Lovely meets her saviors

Haiti Earthquake survivor Lovely Avelus finally meets her saviours
By Catherine Porter/Toronto Star

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI—Some mysteries are like religion. They linger, forever out of reach, promising only possibility and puzzle. Others are like calculus problems, requiring investigation and pencil scribbling before proffering concrete answers.

There are many mysteries about the story of Lovely Avelus and the earthquake that cleaved this country 21/2 years ago. How did her little 2-year-old body, so small and bird-boned, survive the weight of two stories of concrete without even a scratch? How then did she survive there, trapped for six days without food or water or someone to buoy her little spirit with songs of hope and solace?

a hero: Lalanne with his son and the pigeons he raises
Fort National, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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Thanks to Ruth at for pointing out this article.  Go read her blog, written from Haiti. It's good.


  1. Thanks for the link! We really need to get together in PAP one of these days.

  2. Ruth, that would be great. I'll be back in September.