Saturday, February 5, 2011

Humour in adversity

Coming home on the bridge (still down to one lane each way and will be for a while to come) you cross over the river that caused so much damage to the local area. The water has finally receded to normal levels, revealing a small island on one side of it made out of smooth rounded river stones. Some wag has put up a set of patio furniture, obviously retrieved from the river judging by its colour, in a friendly little tableau upon it. All that is needed is a couple of eskies and it will be complete.

It is this manifestation of humour that has gotten Australians through some horrific times in the past and will continue to do so now. We have places that are water logged, flattened, without power and economically devastated. There are people who are homeless, destitute and now unemployed as people are getting laid off left right and centre due to businesses going under, literally and figuratively. This is just the beginning of what is going to be a very grim time for all Australians because the flow on effects will be felt by each and every one of us in some way.

1 comment:

Donna said...

Please know there are people all around the world holding hope and positive energy for a complete recovery for all Australians. What can anyone do but keep their chin up and face the next step and the next day with hope and a bit of humor? You rock, sweetie.