Tuesday, 22 February 2011

A thought about nature...

Yesterday, my son got on a plane headed for Christchurch, New Zealand - to do a university research project and follow that with a tour round the country doing those dangerous sports parents would rather not know about.

And between setting off from Heathrow and arriving for a refuelling stop in LA, Christchuch suffered a massive earthquake - its second such occurance in six months. And this time at least 65 people were killed alongside destroyed buildings and burst pipes.

After a couple of hours parental panic, it struck me that yet again nature reminds us of how little we control the planet. Reminds us of our hubris. And reminds us of our capacity to respond to these events with compassion, support and love.


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