Thursday, February 24, 2011

Feeling a bit flat and out of it...

To be honest I have been feeling rather flat and perhaps a bit out of it today. 

Seeing all the images from the Christchurch earthquake, seeing people in shock, seeing the damage that this earthquake caused, realising that tiny little babies died and indeed many more who were trapped inside the buildings and seeing the anxiousness on those who are waiting as the rescuers go in to try and rescue the living and retrieve those who passed. 

There are so many people entering a 4th night without water and power.  Some would have no food right now, they can't even flush their toilets and I can't help wondering how long before people will have a place again they can call home.  Right now hundreds are staying in welfare centres relying on the help of others.

It is so hard comprehending the devastation and it makes you realise how we really only have today that we can be sure of.  We can't get yesterday back and we really don't know if tomorrow will come.  We hope, but there are no guarantees.

To all those affected by this devastating earthquake, my heart bleeds for you tonight.  I am so incredibly sad that you all have to go through this.  I can't even begin to imagine what you must be feeling.  :'-(


Maa said...

I totally know how you feel. I keep fighting tears every time I see the news. It's so very heartbreaking. You're not alone. Hugs Maa.

Sue, Joe and Michael Webber said...

Lea I'm feeling exactly the same today, shed a few tears this morning watching the news. Then made the mistake of looking at the missing and lost pets on Trade Me and just howled! That wsa not a good thing to do at all. It's all pretty soul destroying isnt it, and being in Hamilton, miles away but feel sush a part of the suffering :(

peter said...

Thanks for your thoughts. It's surreal being here, and we were wondering last night what people in other parts of NZ were feeling while watching the news. We tried to imagine how we would feel if the images on our TV were of Auckland, or Taupo, or anywhere other than a few miles up the road from us. Still felt utterly surreal and hopeless. Stunned.