Wednesday, 30 March 2011

the coffee corner

Thanks Lyttelton Coffee Company.
You were there right after the quake.
You provided a place for people to gather; to sit a while and to catch up.
Your coffee provided way more than the daily dose of caffeine.
When the social hub that we had all known was barred behind fences, you set up outside the library and became the new heart of town.
Restless hands brought baking to give away, rescue workers took a break from their work and the locals came because we knew someone would be there.
The coffee corner was the "normal" in the new chaos.

After the 22nd Feb the streets of Lyttelton remained alive, London St remained inhabited.
We owe you Lyttelton Coffee Corner; you made the difference.

by Jacinda, also at

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