Christchurch people have added a new phrase to their future planning – “earthquake dependent.” As in,
– “We will meet on Tuesday to discuss this further, earthquake dependent.”
– “Let’s have coffee tomorrow afternoon, earthquake dependent.”
The horrific earthquake of last week has changed Christchurch forever, and it’s brought the reality of the fragility of life right to the surface. When everything is solid and stable, we can forget about all of the things we are dependent on, such as “water dependent,” “air dependent,” “family dependent,” “office-to-meet-in dependent.”
For those of you not in Christchurch, please remember all that you are dependent on today – because like for us, it could change in an instant.