Sunday, 13 March 2011


Yesterday's news programmes and newspapers were full of information and pictures of the devastation of Japan following the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Thousands of people are missing, whole communities completed destroyed, acres of land trashed with debris and homes and lives swept away in the tidal wave that hit the land. It is tagged as one of the worst natural disasters, and it really puts life into perspective. It strikes me that life in Japan has always been a little bit fragile because of the Ring of Fire position it sits in on the edge of the Pacific basin, the fact that it is an island nation and so it is vulnerable to the seas, and the sheer population density of the country. Although they are on the other side of the world, and I know no one in Japan personally, my heart goes out to the Japanese people as a nation, both those who were there at the time, and all their relatives scattered across the world who will be emotionally affected by it all even if they are not physically harmed. Remember them in your thoughts and prayers if you will.

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