A woman who’s been evacuated from the Brisbane floods was just interviewed on television was asked to describe the range of emotions she has felt over the past few days.
She spoke of the excitement of the event, the anxiety at not knowing if he entire home had been submerged and also of course her fear of losing her belongings. She said she felt upset that she hadn’t been able to salvage more prior to be evacuated. Looking emotional for the first time, she added she was “disappointed that my home was so cluttered” (hence, identifying important items was difficult).
If there’s ever a reason to be a bit more organised, this type of situation is surely one of them.
I look around my apartment and I wonder what I would take (if I had the chance) and besides the cat and my computer, I honestly don’t know. Photos albums seem cumbersome, memorabilia seems unimportant. My passport, important papers and a snack might make it into my bag but I’m not sure what else.
What might you take if you had the chance? Have you been affected by the floods or other natural disaster or accident?