the important and the not-so-important, horribly conflated.

49, 90

In human behavior on February 28, 2010 at 4:04 pm

= the duration, in seconds, of the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, respectively. Jon Lee Anderson’s report from Port-a-Prince is the best thing I’ve read about how these seconds, which must have seemed like an eternity, inject a survivor with a new, frightening, but inspiring urgency in life.

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