A sad rumble

As I’m sure many people are, I am feeling very sad today after watching the coverage of the Christchurch earthquake.  The footage this afternoon was terrifying – live coverage of a disaster like this is gut-renching.  I don’t know about anyone else, but the sense of urgency transfers painfully. I’ve got to admit to a degree of disaster fatigue, and I switched the news off after awhile, if for no other reason than to give the kids a break from it.

I was of course very aware of how fortunate I was to be able to turn it off for a while, something that’s not possible for those stuck in the middle of the chaos and distress.

I hope that all your family and friends are safe.  For what it’s worth, all my best thoughts are heading their way.

If anyone would like to suggest ways in which we can help please feel free to add a comment to this post. Any suggestions would be great.