Unintentionally, I happened to arrive in Christchurch on 22nd February, 3 years since the earthquake that killed 185 people. These chairs, 185 of them, stand opposite the beautiful, temporary ‘paper cathedral and the empty CTV site, where more than half of the victims of the earthquake died.
In the same week, the news app on my phone was bursting with reports and comments from the UK; many people whining about the ‘devastation’ flooding had caused, many politicians trying to use it to gain power, many reporters using it to create drama.
And in Christchurch… they’re slowly getting on with things, gradually rebuilding, becoming excited about the future of their city.
Suck it up, England. Preferably with a straw. It’s just a bit of water.
Although chain things like this generally irritate me, I just had to re-blog this time. Two people can be arranged to be married. (And I think that’s fine, so long as they are both happy). Two people can be forced into marriage. Two people can choose to get married for the wrong reasons. But often, two people can find absolute perfect companionship between them. They can find bliss and harmony and support and love, BUT THEIR GOVERNMENT FAILS TO RECOGNIZE THEM AS A COUPLE. It’s really just a piece of paper, but the denial of such suggests that some governments fail to recognize peace, love and harmony, equally, across all of the people they are supposed to be representing. What kind of government, what kind of society certifies love and happiness for some, but denies it to others?
HOLY FUCK THE NOTES.
reblog EVERY TIME THIS IS ON YOUR DASH .
If you follow me and you don’t reblog this, we’re gonna have a little issue.
I will 500% judge you if you don’t Reblog
More people reblogged this than there are in my state??
More people reblogged this than there are in my COUNTRY??
Omg let’s make this to 9 million ++ !!