FROM THE EDITOR
Abit of a reality check this week, with the tragic loss of young Alex Mackle in Kaikoura. One of my reporters knows the family, and her son was at school with Alex, so she had the difficult task of telling her boy about the accident.
It gave us all pause, on Monday night, as we considered just how quickly life can change – a single moment, and the world has turned upside down and inside out.
There is nothing so cruel as the loss of a child, and it’s astonishing how the world just keeps on moving in such situations. The sun still rises, traffic still flows and the world keeps turning, even though theres a great gaping hole in the fabric of reality.
There are no words to console the family at this time, but I hope they know that even complete strangers have been affected, and for however short a moment, things did stop. We held our breath, whispered a prayer, and took a moment to love our own babies just that little bit more. Love to you all.
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