In this photo we can see a doctor from MSF (Doctors Without Borders) treating severely malnourished children. MSF is gone from Darfur now. So are the 15 other key humanitarian agencies expelled by Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir. The lifeline to some more than a million people has been severed. Astoundingly, the world has scarcely reacted.
A doctor will be coming to visit me tomorrow-thanks to my concerned friends. But no doctor will be there for at least a million people in Darfur. There will be an end to this for me- but not for them.
Some people are interested in what it feels like to be without food for 7 days. At this point I don’t think about food. I am weaker and I am mostly in bed. I am clear minded. I sleep less. I have increasingly less tolerance for TV although last night I watched Schindler’s List all the way through and I couldn’t stop crying. I am more emotional. I listen to music- mostly Bach and Mahler-the slow movements only. I read when I am able to. After rereading Siddhartha I am now halfway through Autobiography of a Yogi. Next will be Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore.
Alongside my bed is a large window through which I can see the sky, a lake, trees, birds, and at dusk the deer. I am at peace and busy with my thoughts