Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Catalyst endures

Tihei mauri ora.

To all our friends, family and acquaintances in Christchurch and surrounds, Arohanui ki a koutou.

Our deepest condolences to all those waiting to hear and to those whose waiting is over.

Doc and I are OK and have seen and/or been in touch with many of the friends of Catalyst. There are many others that I hope I will get to see in the coming weeks.

Obviously this curbs our regular activities and I'm sure many of us had already forgotten that Wednesday 2nd March is a scheduled Catalyst night. Needless to say this will not be proceeding, at least in the usual format - perhaps each of us can take a moment tonight to say or read a poem with those we've lost or are losing, in mind. And maybe spare a thought for each other as we endure the days, weeks, months ahead.

I have no word on the state of AL's Bar but Uncle Al is OK at least, I do not know how to reach Ash. My thoughts go out to him. The bar is within the cordon of the CBD so there is no access anyway. Maybe we can all have mini or satelite Catalyst nights in our own homes with friends and family - it's important to stay connected - leave us a comment here on the blog to let us know you're OK too and if you do have a little private reading, tell us what you read or post it in the comments - perhaps we can have a Catalyst via the web. We'd love to hear from you.

For now, we endure. Tomorrow, we prevail.

Kia kaha.


Emma said...

So glad to hear you are both okay. I will definitely hold a little poem in my heart tonight just for you and the Catalsyt whanau.

Stay safe. Kia kaha.

Catalyst said...

Hi Emma, really nice to hear from you. Thanks for dropping by. We were so close to finishing Catalyst 9! Stay tuned for more updates and do keep in touch. We're hanging in there!

Liz and Laura at Poetic Justice said...

Thoughts from us at Poetic Justice Wanaka - we are so glad to hear you are OK. Looking forward to sharing some poetry with you in the future. Keep us posted!

Laura and Liz

Regan said...

Hey, I'm glad to hear from you guys and hope that everyone involved in Catalyst is okay. My thoughts are with everyone suffering a loss in this difficult time.

I don't think I'll be writing any earthquake poems this time either but I've just finished a detailed blog post that can function as my substitute, it's at (or just click my name here) in case anyone is interested.

I look forward to the next Catalyst, whenever/wherever that may be...

Take care everyone!