So while I was clearing out my house – cleaning things up after Christmas – loading up my iPodmini (thank you Rory) – and playing with the kids – millions of people have been picking up their lives – wading in floodwater – waiting for the next wave – lamenting their dead or desperately trying to find the living. A sobering thought.
We have been watching the SBS/BBC World Service reports tonight – the only channel to provide half decent coverage – and the pictures are grotesque – if repetitive. Plainly it is difficult to get pictures out of these devastated areas as we are seeing the footage looped over and over.
And as we watch we are thinking – is anyone we know likely to be there?