Mar 11, 2011

A moment...

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

4 comments:

wigsf3 said...

I think the Godzilla picture diminishes the seriousness of this topic by inferring their this is comedic or has entertainment value.

Wiwille said...

After thinking about it you're probably right. Although I've only seen maybe three Godzilla movies I always thought them to be a metaphor for man's smallness in the face of nature gone awry. Still being largely uneducated concerning those films I feel you do make a valid point.

So I'm in the rare position of responding to comments and even editing this post in the name of good taste. If I've offended anyone regarding the pic I humbly apologize.

Greg Saum said...

Actually, Godzilla is a metaphor of America: a giant, radioactive force that comes from the sea and destroys everything in its wake. True story.

Miss Ash said...

My heart sunk when I woke up on Friday and heard the news....my friend had a roomate from Okinawa, I think she was heading back sometime in January. I tried to text her Ontario number anyway just in case she stayed here longer but haven't heard back....I hope she and her family are okay ...