Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The news we have dreaded.. another explosion in the River Pike Mine

all we can do is send our love, our aroha,
to the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters, wives and lovers
of the lost miners
to the people of the West Coast
the workmates, the  manager and the rescue teams..

our hearts break for you

29 miners lost

"That's the music of sempiternity.
It is the cantata of creation,
the symphony of all the souls trapped in the earth......
...Shurik, put your ear to the rock .... you can hear it now can't you..."

  Martin Booth
'The industry of Souls'  ... just happens to be our bookclub book this month.


  1. I was so saddened to hear the news of the miners late last night, Joan. We, and I, all send condolences to the families of the miners, the rescue workers, and the good people of New Zealand. Penny

  2. Best thoughts in prayer to you and all the people in mourning. I hope Life takes them out of the shadow of death soon.

  3. Devastating. I was so upset to hear this news. May they rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers for the families and friends at this excrutiatingly painful time.

  4. Oh I heard this on the news and was so sad
    But i know as a citizen, knowing your countrymen died is heartbreaking and shocking
    I will never never ever forget seeing the second plane crash into the second tower on 911 it will forever be haunting
    all those families changed forever
    I send you a hug...