Thursday, August 25, 2011

Devastating and heart-wrenching

What a terrible tragedy this is! Please send your prayers and thoughts of good will. :( My heart goes out to all those affected by this disaster. Godspeed!

5 comments:

  1. It's unthinkably tragic. I couldn't believe the number at first and thought there must have been a mistake. Awful.

    Rory

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  2. That is awful! I can't imagine losing a family member in that way, especially not so many. Prayers for the loved ones left behind...
    In the article they stated:
    "In a powerful scene on the side of the road, other mourners performed the Haka as the hearse passed them."
    What is the Haka? Does it have anything to do with the straw wraps I saw in one picture?

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  3. @ Rory

    Neither could I! The saddest part of it all is that these families had come to live together because their Gatton homes had been destroyed in the last big flood. One tragedy after another. :( It's terrible!

    @ Bev

    The haka is a sort of dance from many polynesian cultures (the most famous one being the Ka Mate performed by the New Zealand rugby team, the All Blacks). You can read about it here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haka The news article didn't specify what kind of haka, though. They must have one for the recently departed. I saw some of it on t.v. and couldn't help but be moved to tears. The choral of men and women singing together in harmony with the wailing of loved ones was just so moving! :(

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  4. I don't know, Carrie... One day at a time, I guess. :( So sad!

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