OK now I REALLY want an iPhone! I'm forwarding that link to everyone I know who has one.
Thanks for posting that eorious!
I gotta tell you, it's been intense here. We're such a small country everybody
knows someone who's been affected directly or indirectly. No-one I know was involved, thank goodness, but one of my workmates lost a good friend in the collapse of the CTV building (though the body is still unrecovered), and my best friend has still not heard from someone she knows that she was supposed to go and stay with in 2 weeks time.
The earthquake and it's aftermath is pretty much still the only news item here - and now they are getting into individual stories of some of the victims - it's completely heartbreaking. Worse, as a designer for a magazine/newspaper for the medical community I'm laying out stories and looking at pics for these stories pretty much all day every day, and I gotta tell ya, it's wearing me down. I'm completely emotionally overloaded, tearing up several times a day for no particular reason - so much so I had to say I was sick and take Friday off because I just couldn't deal with any more. And then I feel guilty and somewhat ridiculous for feeling that way when I wasn't even involved! I can't begin to imagine what Chcher's are going through.
I'm ready for a miracle survivor story - any moment now please.
On the up side, it's been heartwarming to see how the whole community is pulling together down there - indeed the whole country. And internationally too actually - the response has been quite humbling. I know Christchurch residents feel the love and concern and give thanks for peoples' generosity. There are vids floating around of the 2 minutes silence that was held nationally today at 12.51pm (exactly one week since the quake), and it's wonderful to see it being taken so seriously - whole crowds of people, entire streets, just stopped in place for two minutes to remember.Please, let us all learn from this
- tell your loved ones how you feel as often as you can - because you never know when it will be too late. And put together a disaster survival kit/plan for your home
- though hopefully you'll never actually need it.