My heart goes out to the victims of the Queensland floods.
We are constantly reminded that this is a country of harsh and sometimes cruel beauty. Through bushfires, through droughts and now through floods, there is never a decade that does not bring grief and despair to a generation, as it brings sublime beauty to others.
A reporter on the ABC radio this morning commented that the floods reminded him of the devastation wreaked by Cyclone Tracy in 1975 — that the nation waited in fear for the end of Mother Nature’s anger so that the full extent of the loss, both human and property, could be assessed.
It is at times like these that we put aside our petty differences and show our solidarity as a nation, which should make us all exceptionally proud, because it is a form of behavior unknown to some of our bizarre North American friends at the Westboro Baptist Church .
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