photo from here
Yesterday night we were all night glued again to the Breaking News of the 8.9 earthquake and a tsunami with waves of more than 4 metres high. It's only such a short time ago that we were glued to the TV of the continues coverage of the Christchurch earthquake.
This time we saw the waves swept into the coast of Japan, like a monster grabbing everything on its way, cars, houses anything.
Thousands of people are evacuated because of the risk of a nuclear meltdown as the cooling system of the Fukushima plant failed.
A risk of an another Chernobyl. It is still vivid in my mind what happened 25 years ago. Back then radiation had a devastating effect on health and the environment in Russia and Europe.
In Japan fires break our everywhere. So many people will have lost their lives. As I am now able to understand a disaster on a deeper level , knowing about the horror and fear I am more shocked than ever.. This one is so enormous, so overwhelming, so tragic.
Many New Zealanders live and work in Japan and there are many Japanese people living here. Many people here are now in agony to find out if their family or friends are safe.
I don't know if it is because I am now more focused on it, but it seems to me that these horrible disasters are on the increase and makes me think; What is going on? It's time to change our lives. live more concious, don't hang on to material things , care about each other, care about the environment. Live can change dramatically anytime.
Now I can just give my deepest sympathy to the people of Japan and pray to give the people of Japan courage, strength and support. Arohanui marja