What does your home mean to you? Are you a decorator? An aspiring designer? Someone who just likes design and beautiful homes? As a professional designer what I do for clients and what I do for myself are different things. There's always that schism. Part has to do with budget, another with personal taste and still another with my challenge making decisions for my self. A recent first-time home owner, It's been stressful for me to make decisions and I know, I know — I have been whiny about my inability to pick a fabric for a new sofa bed I plan to purchase.
But tonight, with the tragedy that is going on in Haiti, house envy and indecision seem so petty and frivolous.
I am thankful — more than that — grateful to have a warm and safe roof over my head. I just donated to the American Red Cross and I urge you, if you have a safe place to sleep tonight to donate to the charity of your choice or volunteer in support of those who do not have a home. Whether local, national, or international, let's all reach out in support of people who need shelter, the most basic of human needs.
Tonight I cry not only for the children, but for the mothers, the fathers, the sisters and brothers of Haiti.