April 28, 2011

i could. i can.

i could take up this space.

giving and asking 
the reasons why...
why i love alabama
why i love my city, the magic city
why this tragedy happened
why i feel so blessed today
i could tell you the story of how... 
how i felt watching a tornado hover over downtown
how it felt to be on the phone with my little brother in tuscaloosa as we fearfully waited
or i could give you the what...
what on earth just happened? 
what is to come for those who lost so much? 
what have i heard about so-and-so
and then there's the who...
who do i know that lost their cars and homes
who do i know that can't be found

but the only thing that i can make sense of today is this:
that there is something 
i can do.
i can't control the why, how, what, and who. 
but i can do something now.
i can help my neighbor.

food and clothing distribution
this Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
contact ansleyhayden@gmail.com for more information.


Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency

Boutwell Auditorium Shelter Center
donate bottled water, coffee, unopened diapers, prepackaged food
1930 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd. 
Donate to an area Food Bank

Conserve Water 
{if you are a resident of Birmingham or Tuscaloosa}

Donation drop off sites
 located at all Sears across the state.

alabamian or not.
we are all in this together. 

{preach it} where there is love, there is art.

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