Girt By Sea

It's right there, in the opening verse of Advance Australia Fair so it must be true.

Dead kids ... my response is so guttural now I am a father

And that's not comment aimed at you or your reaction but mine. Nor does my reaction to the picture have anything to do with politics, the underlying message, the reasons or anything "adult". Since becoming a father my emotional response to such images, news reports or stories told by others is much deeper, guttural and sometimes overwhelming.

I am, of course, instantly putting Jack/Meg into the 'picture' and reacting to that. Someone is reacting because it's their kids - I can't imagine the pain.

First seen by me Duckdown