Tens of thousands of people across southwest China remained buried beneath rubble after a massive earthquake that has left thousands dead.
This is the lead in text of the New York Times article on the recent earthquake in China.
Thinking about this and the cyclone that has left tens of thousands missing or dead in Myanmar, and all of the other disasters that have devastated the lives of people across the planet.
Everything else seems trivial in the face of these things. If you know of an organization that is helping people survive these and other tragic events, please give to them.