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Aroha Nui, Aotearoa

February 23, 2011

Christchurch was described as a city in shock with many dead and injured being pulled from the rubble

Photograph: Iain McGregor/Reuters

Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man,
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water. Only
There is shadow under this red rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
~ T.S. Eliot, The Burial of the Dead
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