Absolute heartbreak

9 02 2009

I’ve been fortunate, my family and friends to my knowledge all remain unscathed from the weekends fires.

Fires that have been touted as being the worst in Australian history, with a toll on human life and wellbeing that far exceeds that of the Bali Bombings several years ago.

For the last 36 hours the news has been fully focused on the tragedy, but it’s a tragedy that has touched the entire country, and from contact I’ve had with my friends in other parts of the world, many people outside of Australia.

With each hour that passes the death toll climbs, it’s currently over 100.w-fire-aus-cp-584-6213265

I’m at a loss for words, so I can’t begin to imagine the sense of loss and helplessness that affects those directly affected by the weekends fires, fires that in some cases continue to burn.

Australia is in mourning, and yet there are still stories of survival, hope and joy where people are being reunited after being separated, and the sheer outpouring of support, monies and items from the public are outstanding.

It’s moments like these that make you realise that no matter how bad things may be, they can always be worse.

My heart goes out to all those affected.

Donations are being collected through the Red Cross via the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bush Fire Appeal 2009.

If you’re so inclined, your donation will be greatly appreciated.



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