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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thoughts of New Zealand

I have gone back to this photo in amazement for days. I have to post it here. It just boggles my mind. The force of nature and how susceptible we all are to its strength. If a quiver in the earth's bowels can bend a rail track so easily in one place, and then leave the rest of it as if nothing happened - well, I just don't know what to say.
It just looks like a heart beat on an EKG. In a heart beat so much can change. I think of the people who were along this quake and how violent it must have been. I pray for the people who are putting their lives back together. It make me think about life and how quickly it can change for any one of us.

Frantic hunt as NZ quake leaves 400 dead or missing

A rail line buckled by the shifting earth is pictured in Christchurch. Hundreds of rescuers swarmed over twisted and smoking buildings in a frantic search for survivors after New Zealand's catastrophic earthquake left nearly 400 dead or missing.

(AFP/Marty Melville)

4 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Wow, what an image. Yes, our hearts are with those who suffered through the earth quake.

Kittie Howard said...

OMG, I hadn't seen the rail photo. New Zealand has been hit so hard, also Australia. Such a peaceful area. Makes me wonder about stuff (which I know I shouldn't do.)

Deere Driver said...

Its quite hollowing if you really get to thinking about it too much. Scares me a bit.

Southwest Arkie said...

Oh my goodness, that is just scary. I haven't seen that photo, but it is amazing that just that one spot bent and the rest stayed straight.