Taking Your Place in the New Year
In Christchurch, New Zealand, there is a unique memorial. It consists of dozens of white chairs, all of different types and sizes. Each chair represents a person. Each person lost their life suddenly and unexpectedly from the infamous earthquake of 2011.
The quake struck without warning. It left as soon as it came, but not without claiming 185 lives. People were buried underneath the rubble of buildings that were an everyday part of their lives. Everything changed in 10 seconds.