#blogjune 14: Hiding out from #eqnz

I’ve come out to blog because frankly the news is overwhelming me.

I’ve been aware, of course, of the latest developments over the day – you can’t be a facebook-and-twitterer otherwise. I just found looking at the scale of the destruction, and in particular hearing people saying they were ready to let go highly distressing.

So anyhow, I don’t have much more than that to say tonight. It makes me feel like I have the emotional resilience of a sparrow, which is true and yet not. In my experience I’m incredibly effective and useful during emergencies and crises of all sorts – an example being my ability to help the driver who ran into me recently – but things I can’t do anything about I’ll feel upset over. I hid out from the 9/11 footage too – I’ve taken in more of the media around Christchurch because I’ve wanted to know.


Okay, I’m going to fire up a couple of quick and dirty makeup posts for the last two days. They’re my personal twists on one of the standard memes.


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2 Responses to #blogjune 14: Hiding out from #eqnz

  1. Penny says:

    I’m not sure it’s about resilience Sean, but perhaps more about overload. I find the constant barrage of things hard to hear is what gets me down. In smaller doses, one can deal with it and bounce back from the blows. But when it’s pounding you constantly like the waves of the sea there is bound to be some erosion. And then I feel bad because I can legitimately stay away from the media but those who are living it cannot. *sigh* Take care of yourself.

    • seanmurgatroyd says:

      Overload definitely feels like the right word, and it’s getting a sense of how it is for the people on the ground that hits hardest. I was able to look at the damage from the most recent events – for example the 1000 ton crane on Lyttleton Wharf that got kicked of its tracks – quite comfortably, but the bit I found hard was hearing people who had been determined to keep in there during the first two quakes saying they were ready to give up.

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