By

Tahlia Van De Beld
Participating on relief trips gave me a new perspective and appreciation for life. The couple of trips I have had the privilege of joining were incredible, eye opening and inspiring.
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I close my scarred eyes, having seen too much destruction, pain and terror, hoping to erase the days images, begging for the nightmares to stay away and praying that all of this is a dream.   I am desperate for unconsciousness.   But like whenever you need sleep to overcome you; it stays hidden.  It...
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After a while, it hurts too much to take any more photos of the destruction. The gravity of what I was looking at suddenly dawns on me.  The rubble in front of me are peoples entire worlds; their homes, their livelihoods. It was supposed to be their safe place. I realise that I am documenting...
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