There are those moments in life that stick with us forever.
Tragedies that strike a chord with the world over even if you're not personally involved.
In recent times, the ones that stick with me the most include the Port Arthur, the 9/11 attack in New York, the Bali bombings, the Thredbo landslide and the Beaconsfield mine disaster.
I was glued to the TV, desperate for a snippet of hope and a survival story or two to cherish.
The 2004 Boxing Day tsunami is another event that captivated the world.
I have to say though, that I don't know much about it.
I was in Paris for Christmas that year, celebrating with a group of friends, and we heard snippets of news come through but it didn't affect us the same way it would've if we were home.
So it's with great interest that I see 'The Impossible' is being released in cinemas tomorrow. I saw the trailer on New Year's Eve before Les Mis and I was a mess in the preview. I can only imagine how heartbreaking the full length movie is.
Apparently Naomi Watts is brilliant in it and she scored both Golden Globe and Oscars nominations for her performance.
I know one thing, I'll need a full box of tissues.