My sister lives in Christchurch. Thankfully, she was in the part which was not hit badly. Now, she is back with my parents. The aftershocks were keeping her nerves on edge, so she is glad to be back home. My friend's father was one of the people rescued in this article. I was standing under the cathedral waiting for my sister last year. Now bodies are being recovered from it and its surrounds. Luck, bad or good, determined who died. I have had very good luck. Not everyone has. New Zealand is a small country. Right now, all of us are wondering around thinking that we are in a bad dream.
On one level, thinking about gymnastics seems very silly. People are dead. Gymnastics news does not seem like important news at all.
On another level, I need access to gymnastics videos now more than ever. They take me into another place - a place of beauty and amazing feats.
Now I will share my favourite videos. I planned to do this in another post, but what the hell, now seems like the best moment. I need comfort.
Part two tomorrow.
I will be back to my analystical self soon. I have several posts half completed, but right now, it is hard to write.
I hope that my readers and their people are ok.
To help quake sufferers, you may want to read the media articles I linked, which have places to send donations.