Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thoughts on recent natural Disasters - QLD- NSW-VIC-WA and now NZ

So sad at the moment.  I feel so overwhelmed by this latest natural tragedy to have struck in the Southern Hemisphere.  We are dealing slowly with the extent of the QLD cyclone and floods, followed by the Victorian Floods, the WA bushfires, now, today, the news of the NZ earthquake.
I feel so much compassion for our Kiwi neighbours, feeling so helpless yet again at the events as they are unfolding.
I truly do not mean any offence at this remark, but "WHOEVER IT IS - WILL YOU STOP KICKING THAT CHINAMAN?????"
(part of me asks - "Do Chinamen ask who is kicking the Englishman?")
I am not religious, and cannot ask a deity for answers, but ask that everybody can contact their loved ones and friends affected by these shattering events and hug them.  I hope that they are safe and accounted for.
The enormity of the necessary recovery for these areas is staggering - I wish for strength for all those involved in the rescuing and recovery.

3 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

It has been a devastating year... so sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected.

Katherine said...

I cried this morning when I saw the news of Christ Church. That building and the church was an awful sight to see. My hopes go out to all the people that these awful things have happened to.

Karen said...

I'm with you Bronny. Overwhelmed with all the tragedy in our region. And pissed off with Mother Nature !