Passing on the word through the blogosphere, Star of the East is having a fund-raising auction for azulado, who lost her husband suddenly to cancer. You can donate to the cause in the form of a raffle ticket or purchase something from azulado's shop.
I was speechless over the support given to me by the artisan community when I had my traffic collision- and now when I see these posts I do what I can for them- perhaps a little more than I usually would.
People often consider these sorts of things tacky; I can't see how. People like to support each other, and sometimes the only way you can do that is through money. That necessity of daily life, that which comes easy to some but not to others, that which is so unevenly distributed throughout the world and provides such a burden on the mind no matter how much you do or don't have. And to have that burden released at a time when the head and heart are heavy enough, that is something good.