Friday, March 4, 2011

Gonna rise up

A few of these are circulating at the moment. I like this one - the immediacy of the opening shots, the small moments of relief as people find and reassure each other, the rescuers coming from all over en masse and fearless. How wonderful people can be at the most terrible of times.

What this vid doesn't have is that shot of the two men on the roof of a building, hands raised, shouting and laughing, exultant at finding themselves out of the collapsed building and alive.

This I wish most for Christchurch now: that exultant sense of being alive, of being able - once again oh shattered and lovely city - to rise up.

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