The tragedy befallen to Japan this morning is a terrible one indeed. I was listening to NPR, or as my Texas pals call it 'Commie Radio', and they were detailing the devestation brought by the 8.9 earthquake and the resulting after shocks. Many have perished and the whole country has come to a standstill.
Mother nature does remind us how small man really is. As much as we'd like to think otherwise we are in no way master of our own destiny. Nature is savage and attacks with little mercy. For what they're worth I send thoughts and prayers to everyone who has fell victim to this natural disaster. Your friends in the states, and from what I'm sure the rest of the world, are with you in your time of healing.
"Did you know that the word "tsunami," which is now being used worldwide, is a Japanese word? This is indicative of the extent to which Japan has been subject to frequent tsunami disasters in the past." - Junichiro Koizumi