But i do think that when massive disasters happen, you can’t help thinking about it. Last night i was watching the news and theBBC had emails going across the bottom, from people who had heard that everyone in certain hotels were safe and well. So much news is bad these days, so much is about cruelty and violence, its so moving to see that actually the vast majority of people can think about others and can impart their news to try and bring relief to other people waiting too. A sort of massive version of an email list type of response, we all do the sympathy and support thing in our tiny communities and i was struck by the fact that most people will do the same for people they don’t know and never will know. This BBC page shows a similar thing.
I don’t know why i clicked on the link to Phuket Hospital last night, it was a bit macabre to do so i suppose, but my computer wouldn’t load the page. There were too many names on the list from just one hospital for it to cope with.
Its horrifying the way things like this just “happen.” Max’s brother and his whole family are in Australia this week and you can’t help but think “there but for the grace of god” really. My brother has geologist graduate friends all over the world now, its inconceivable that he won’t know someone who is there. His girlfriend was in Africa only a few weeks ago.
Hoping everyone who needs to gets news soon.