Pike River disaster
Light a candle for the trapped Pike River miners? That's what the facebook page asked. I ticked 'maybe'.
Lighting candles might cause an explosion - is an appropriate way to hold a vigil for trapped miners really the use of a dangerous instrument in these circumstances?
Seems a bit early to be reaching for the matches. Maybe we should be tying yellow ribbons or other non-incindiary activities. Flames are a bit too emblematic of the explosion.
As for their fate, I'm not a miner and would never like to be, but the lack of any communication is a bad sign. Any collapse that can take out what I imagine is a series of intercoms/phones does not bode well.