rain

It’s one of those Auckland days; a heavy wet heat rests on the city’s shoulders, the sky a bright silver grey.

A soft mist of rain falls steadily to ground, its almost imperceptible echo a welcome reprieve from the loud chorus of cicadas; its persistence a reminder of the unpredictable and untameable nature of the earth, the hopeful promise of things being made new.

In this moment of stillness my heart is pulled both near and far as I remember those who today live in the shadow of present or recent violence, disaster or tragedy.

I invite you to join with me in remembering:

We remember Ukraine
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We remember Venezuela
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We remember the Philippines
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We remember Syria
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We remember Christchurch
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We remember…[insert your own thought here]…
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