Monday, February 9, 2009
There is a poem called "My Country", by Dorothea Mackellar, which has come to mind after so many years. It was a poem that I learnt in Primary school, and had forgotten about until yesterday, when I woke up to the tragic news comming out of Victoria. The second verse of this poem says it all today. This past week in Victoria, the temperatures have risen to record highs, and I mentioned to anyone who would listen that this was a bushfire waiting to happen. Well happen it did. 108 lives (& still counting) and over 750 homes, this is Australia's worst ever natural disaster. My heart goes out to everyone in Victoria. Be strong.