Tragedies to last a lifetime. Powerful writing:-
"New Zealand we need you to have our backs. Aside from practical support which we thank you for, we need you to understand how draining and anxiety-causing these aftershocks are. We need you to give us your strength, kindness and support to help us get through this anxiety-ridden time.
Wherever you live, whatever you do, hold your loved ones close, tell the people you care about what they mean to you, and please, no matter where you are in New Zealand, pack your survival kit - I used to watch those ads and think they didn't apply to me too.
Life is fragile. I stood on the edge of the abyss and peered into the darkness today.
People of New Zealand, let your love be our light now. "