Human beings are resilient creatures. We access future problems and make decisions that may or may not come to fruition. We will even build our homes and live for generations in the most dangerous areas available, thinking we’re safe and sound. This often leads to disaster.
On the Japanese afternoon past one of the mightiest earth quakes that has ever been recorded shook the sea floor 45 miles off the coast north of the island. The quake came in at a whopping 8.9 magnitude on the Richter scale. Japan is the one country in the world that is most prepared for such a disaster and the quake actually did little damage considering is size. What came next was another story.
There was a 26 foot wall of water washing the coast of Japan away. The tsunami that was created by the quake did the real damage. Destroying homes, businesses, roadways, and brining down the infrastructure; the wave was the hand of the water gods brushing the sides of a quite, peaceful nation. The loss of life at a little over a thousand is actually extremely low considering the size of the city of Myogi at over a million souls.
The wave swept across the Pacific and struck every coast along the ocean. Now the healing and cleaning will begin. Let’s do the Zen thing and bow a low head holding the rice bowl forward for the people of Japan.