Friday, March 11, 2011

Before I Forget

My heart goes out to Japan today. The news, pictures, and video coming from there today are just horrible. Coming from an earthquake-prone place myself (where talk of THE BIG ONE is never far away), I can only imagine what those poor people are going through right now and will for a very long time, I suspect.

3 comments:

  1. The images are horrifying. :( And then the USGS is saying the coast of Japan permanently shifted 8 feet and the earth's axis shifted 10 inches. Eep.

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  2. The video's were terrible... You even saw people who were too late trying to escape.. Can't even imagine how you must feel if you experience such a thing..

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  3. Laura Aleman StriplinMarch 15, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    My daughter is 16 and I asked her if she has heard the talk about Japan. She was vague because she knew something had happened but did not know of the severity. I had her sit with me by the computer as I went to a newswebsite and watched a couple videos and several pictures. I had to explain to her that I wanter her to be aware of things beyond her world because we are all the same and while we have not been primarily affected by a tragedy of this magnitude, others have - as those in Japan have had happen to them. Seeing the water rushing in and homes ripped away - seeing people in a video running for their lives trying to outdistance as fast as the can the rushing waves - seeing yachts on top of buildings. I told her of a picture I saw of the body of an old man laying on the stairs of the "inside" of his home, his body in a fetal position (there was a warning on the pic). She understood better that there is a world beyond hers. The pain is horrific but much more so for those who are there. Japan - you are in thoughts and prayers.

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