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tsunami

Posted: August 14, 2013 in mission, news, personal
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Fear- and tear-inducing footage of the tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011.  You should watch the video to see how powerful Mother Nature can be.

The initial 3 minutes of the video shows the almost empty river, obviously the water has receded.  Sirens, announcements are blaring in the background.  I assume that people are being asked to move to a higher ground.

Then the water starts coming in and I think to myself, maybe this is town is very far from the places I saw on TV that were totally immersed in flood and debris.  But for 15 minutes, water kept on rushing.  The water in the river rose and rose until it overflowed into the streets and then into the nearby playground.  And then the water brought in small debris, and then cars and boats and finally houses!

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I hope the increased incidence of earthquakes, hurricanes, typhoons, tsunamis and other calamities are just signs of great technological advancement.  I hope it all just means that we have improved our equipment so much that everything is detected.  I hope it just means that we have improved news reporting and communication so much that we are so much more aware of everything that is happening all around the world.

I hope it doesn’t mean that mother earth is making us feel her wrath for all the damage we have done to her so far. I hope it doesn’t mean that global warming is now so critical, disturbances in weather, sea levels and plates will become even more frequent.  I hope it doesn’t mean that the Mayans were right about their prediction of the end of the world.

Technological advancement or end of the world, we only have one true weapon right now, PRAYERS.  Whatever religion, whichever Almighty Being we believe in, let us all pray for the world, for us, for everyone’s sake.

The devastation in Japan, in pictures c/o The New York Times.