I recently did a tongue in cheek post about my computer crashing. That is an inconvenience. What's going on in Japan is what a real tragedy is all about. And while I'm on this subject, another scene not getting as much attention, Christchurch.
Christchurch did not receive as much attention, but is a place suffering the awesome consequences of an earthquake as well. Please do not brush this place from your thoughts and prayers simply perhaps it doesn't conjure up visions of End of Days quite like the tsunami and nuclear explosions and meltdown but on their day of crisis they ran out of emergency vehicles for the dead and injured. But I am going to focus on Japan.
I know sometimes that in the worst of circumstances people can come together and rally. I've seen it in my writer's blogs. But watching that tsunami in real time, then watching the nuclear reactor blow was enough to send chills up and down my spine. It's a startling realization that in reality that when we try to harness the more volatile elements of nature there is no guarantee that things are going to go our way.
God, the Universe, Energy, goddesses, or whatever you pray to or believe in has a funny way of exerting her or his authoritative voice and letting all of us know exactly who's in charge. All we can do now is pray. Donate food, water, time, clothes things of that nature. And I'm not just praying for the people of Japan who need it most of all, but for the world leaders and the leaders of Japan to work together to try and find an answer to the tragedy which has struck.