Saturday, February 27, 2010

¡Buena Suerte Chile!

My knowledge of Chile is rather limited. My high school Spanish teacher was Chilean, and I loved the images of Chile that I saw in "The Motorcycle Diaries." But regardless of my limited knowledge, my heart goes out to the people of Chile as they deal with the aftermath of that devastating earthquake from last night. Luckily for Chile, the country is used to seismic activity, so many of the more modern buildings were designed to withstand earthquakes (unlike Haiti, which hadn't had an earthquake in two centuries, and therefore was far from prepared to handle the quake it suffered), so the hope is that the overall death toll will be relatively small.

I wish them well.