“Only when we stop stopping our lives can we begin to start starting them.”

– Professor Whitman

Dear members

This quote sums up how I’m feeling this week as we head into the 2nd anniversary of the 22 February quake. How much have we let the earthquake stop the things that normally make up our lives and when is it ok to start them again? The issue for us now as a community is to recognise that we are all making progress (or not) at different times and this certainly impacts on how much ‘earthquake’ we have in our daily lives, thoughts and conversations. It seems a good time to remember to look out for others around us and to look for opportunities around us that give something back for the time we invest.

If photography is your thing and you’d like to invest some time and energy on 22 February, volunteer photographers are sought to get some good high quality photographs from the various River of Flowers commemoration sites. If you are able to assist in this way please contact Evans@qegroup.ac.nz.

I know we don’t do politics but check this out all you Red Zoner Vacant Land people – Full Compensation Pledged for Christchurch Landowners. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1302/S00204/full-compensation-pledged-for-christchurch-landowners.htm

regards

Brian and Leanne

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