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Earthquake reading brought me to this

Written by: 15 November 2016 No Comment

I was reading too much about the earthquake on my bus ride into work this morning and one of those articles was from The Spinoff and its a great read, comparable to the excellent Steve Braunias one also found on The Spinoff – real stories written by people with a flair for words… I take some sort of comfort from their writing… sitting in Auckland safe and sound going about my usual dreary work week routine.

Anyways the reason I’m posting this is because Naomi’s piece dredged up a song I’d not listened to for a very long time and one I’d all but forgotten – its magic… from the article

My alarm to catch my flight home to Nelson rang out – which is, ridiculously, and I don’t expect you to believe me, Jess Chambers’ gentle ballad Island, which has, ridiculously, the lyrics:

We live on an island. 

Made from the same dust we walk over 

We live on this mountain. 

Forget ourselves, think we are greater 

Sometimes the earth moves 

This delicate land could sink under the sea

Away underneath me

Away underneath me 

I recommend it as an alarm; it’s normally a gentle awakening. But it wasn’t one today. God, I hope the ground stops shaking



Be safe people… and remember if the shit goes down and people start turning into zombies… run towards them and end it, as we know survival sucks balls!


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