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I thought of my friends and the troubles they’ve had
To keep me from thinking of mine
– Warren Zevon, Don’t let us get sick
I am about to depart from Bangkok for London, having been cleared medically to fly. But my joy at being able to return home has been tempered by the tragedy in my home city of Christchurch today.
Many people are feared dead and scores injured by today’s earthquake, the latest in a series of shocks that have hit the southern city in recent months.
My friend Barry Winter (below) who flew over here to look after me during my recuperation is trying to get home today. So far he has been unable to contact his family. I spoke to another friend in Christchurch on the phone. Suddenly I heard a mighty roar at the other end of the line, followed by an expletive from my pal. Then there was the sound of glass breaking and he rang off to console his wife who was in tears.
All this puts my concerns over my health in rightful perspective. My city is being pummelled today and its people are suffering. It is immensely sobering.
Martin, I am sorry to hear about Christchurch tragedy. I hope family and loved ones are safe. One of our Posse, Hamish Low, is from Christchurch. He’s OK but pretty distraught by this event. Let us know if there’s anything we can do to support. Zarina
what a tragedy- fortunately all our people are safe.
good to see you looking better