Two years on

Today marks the second anniversary of the explosion in the Pike River mine which led to the death of 29 men.

Some of those who lost family and friends will have grieved, accepted their loss and started new lives.

Some are still locked in grief and anger and focussed on what may well be the hopeless task of retrieving the remains of the dead.

Today all will be remembering the men who died, thinking of what they lost and what might have been.

It is still so new & all we see is the empty space, but that is not how it is in the landscape of the heart. There, there is no empty space & he still laughs & grapples with ideas & plans & nods wisely with each of us in turn. We are proud to have known him. We are proud to have called him friend. – Landscape of the Heart by Brian Andreas at Story People.

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