Posts tagged Haiti
Bodies of Water

Human beings, we know, require water. It lubricates joints, cushions the brain and spinal cord, delivers oxygen, helps feed cells, regulates body temperature, and moves digestion forward. There is nothing like it. 

Water leaves our bodies through urine, sweat, and breath. It mostly enters through the mouth.

The part of the brain that senses thirst is the hypothalamus. This is also the part that maintains homeostasis, or that beautiful, delicate balance that counters external with internal. It responds to temperature and sleep, hunger, and moods. It constantly checks the body’s here with the world out there.

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Tout Moun se Moun, Everybody is a Person

What I remembered through the haze of the decade past was one night where rain flooded the landscape and mud flowed down the hill. We knew that heaps of the mud would, by the next day, block the entrance of the two room clinic where we had just watched three children die of malnutrition.

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