Every time I get one of those emails with a photo of a child who can remember nothing in a hospital in Thailand I hope, wildly, that when I scroll down the photo will be of Shyrin. It never is. It’s the German girl and the Swedish boy, again and again and again and they’re both back home.

I spent half a hour searching the web trying to find out whether any missing people who were definitely in the area are still being found, whether there really still are unidentified people in hospitals. I found nothing. Of course not.

3 thoughts on “not her

  1. Marie

    It’s so heartbreaking to see so many affected by this catastrophe. I am getting a flood of similar requests about the little boy Hannes Bergstr??m, who is also safely home. I did see that snopes had a story about the girl you pictured here at http://www.snopes.com/photos/tsunami/lostgirl.asp

    I’m so sorry that your friends are still missing.

  2. fivecats

    There is always hope.


  3. Jill

    Hope for us, but no longer for them, I think.

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