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I can't help but think of Japan and all the people there. Watching the videos seems so unreal. When I used to think of a tsunami I pictured one huge wave that would wipe out everything on the beach. The fact that it's not a wall of water, but more of a flood that pours over the land destroying anything in it's path seems much more sinister and horrifying.
I've been playing over in my head what we'd do if we found out that we had to go right now but I don't think that we're prepared for that kind of emergency right now. Maybe it would be a good idea to put together a "go bag", but I think that it would include our common traveling / hiking stuff that we'd constantly be taking out and reorganizing. Do I think that we need to plan for a tsunami in Ottawa? No, not at all. Would we be able to deal with it if everything that we owned was wiped out? I'd be sad, but we'd manage.
It's the loss of life that's irreplaceable and the true horror of a natural disaster.
These people didn't know that day might have been the last day they would ever see their loved ones. You might never know that. That's why I think that you should never hold back how you feel about someone because you won't always have a chance to tell them. I came across a xkcd comic that seemed appropriate for this.
My thoughts are with everyone in Japan and anyone who has friends or family there.Posted by jim at March 12, 2011 09:12 PM