January 15th, 2010

artsygold

A note to those who cannot

I'm proud of fandom for raising so much money to help the victims of the quake in Haiti.

But I wanted to say something that no one else is saying. To those of you who, like me, are pinching every penny in order to have food to eat this week, in order to make the rent so you don't get kicked out on the street, in order to buy enough gas to make it to your job tomorrow: you do not need to feel guilty about not being able to give to others right now.

Take care of yourself first. Later, you'll be able to give if you want to. If you feel convicted to give regardless, then do so; but otherwise, take it easy.