Here in Haiti, this weekend is one of collective reflection and remembrance. Sunday marks 10 years since the earthquake struck, changing millions of lives here and around the world.
As the sun was setting at 4:53 pm on January 12, 2010, the
streets of Haiti bustled with the energy and hope of a new decade. Families made
their way home at the end of a long day, tap taps crawled through the winding
streets, the National Palace and cathedral cast proud shadows over the capital
city. In less than a minute, the dream of a new decade was shattered as
Port-au-Prince crumbled to the ground in one of the world’s deadliest natural