Friday, December 30, 2011

Tears and hope for an adopted home

Christchurch, New Zealand continues to be battered by earthquakes, and traveling through town on the way to/from Antarctica was a sobering experience. So many homes and businesses are in ruins.

I spent a solemn hour at the site of the Devon B & B, which had to be demolished. I've stayed there every season, and now understand how it feels to be left homeless.

One wish for 2012: May the earth settle so that Christchurch can heal.

1 comment:

  1. Our earth has not been a peaceful land as many earthquakes have stricken many parts of the world in 2011. May 2012 be known as the year of peace. Happy New Year, Dr. Sam. Wishing you twelve months of happiness and prosperity -- a lot of both!