Thursday, November 25, 2010
I had been following the Pike River mining disaster news and, along with everyone else, hoping for the best even as the days passed, so I got a bit of a shock yesterday when I read about the second explosion and the announcement that none of the men could have survived it. But it wasn't until I looked out the window at work this morning and saw flags flying at half mast that I really felt the enormous tragedy of it. I can't begin to imagine what those families are going through. Even though it's so close it seems really far away.