Amen. Thank you, Claire.
Thank you claire - I can hardly bear to think about what people are going through there. I experienced three weeks of it, I know I couldn't have coped with 9 months of constant shocks. I worry about my daughter and my friends all the time.
oh, claire. this is so horrible. beyond imagination for those of us who live in a safe harbor.thank you for lighting the candles.
You were my first thought when I heard the report this morning. I am so sorry...how impossible it must be...asking for something solid beneath us is such a basic requirement. Would that your candles had not been needed again so soon. I hope all you care for are safe. xo
Claire, heard on the news and thought of you. Sadly, it will continue, there's a lot of stress on the plates...:(((((((((((((((((0)))))))))))))
Thanks Claire. Such awful, awful times for the Christchurch community. Your poem in lights is a poem indeed.
Dear friends, thank you for reinforcing this circle of love and light around Christchurch. I say 'reinforcing' because we are already a circle - there/here. All one.Take care out there. Much love, Claire xo
Dear KathleenI hear you. The past months have been tough, unyielding, prolonged. . . so hard for family and friends, yes. It must be a big worry for you having your your daughter there. We cannot light too many candles. Love to youClaire
It seems so unfair. Here in Auckland we are thinking and doing what we can to help our Christchurch neighbours.
Thank you, Claire. The candles are more than symbolic in our household - they are on standby in their big jars half filled with sand for stability (gathered from February's liquefaction) in case they are needed in a power cut. Fortunately on Monday our power came back on just as it was getting dark. And the weather has been amazingly mild for June
HI Rachel - it does seem unfair, yes. Some consider Christchurch to be our country's 'heart centre' - an interesting metaphor considering the persistent arrhythmia and shocks it's been experiencing since September. It's must, surely, settle soon. Like you, I have felt impotent over distance but I think we cannot underestimate the power of linking up via intentional thought? Take care up in Auckland, L C
Dear CatherineHeavens, you're using the silty liquefaction sand to stand your candles in. . . this makes me think of a sculptor friend here who transforms bullet casings into poppies. What you're doing and saying is so hopeful. It's some small mercy that June has been as mild as it has been. May the earth settle back down to peace and quiet soon. Look after yourselves. I do wish there was more we could do down here to help. . . You have all shown quite remarkable fortitude. Love, Claire