A few words on Japan

A wave approaches Miyako City. Photo taken March 11th 2011. (REUTERS/Mainichi Shimbun)

As I look through today’s news websites and blogs, I can’t help but feel a sense of disbelief at what I’m seeing in front of me.

A helpless hand emerging through the mud, cars balancing on top of houses and shipping containers tossed around as if they were children’s toy blocks. This is the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that has completely devastated Japan.

As the days roll by, we are seeing more and more terrifying footage surfacing giving us a real idea of just how horrendous this natural disaster was to experience.

I watched a clip this morning that was taken just as the tsunami hit. It was astonishing to see what first seemed like a small wave turn into this unbelievable force taking out numerous houses, cars and boats as it moved. The sheer scale of the devastation left in the wake of the tsunami is incomprehensible. Peoples lives have literally been washed away and the clean up operation will surely take years to complete.

My thoughts are with those all around the World who have been affected by this tragic event, it’s devastation like we have never seen.

I just wanted to take a moment out of my day to forget about the mundane things that we all bother with, and to remember that life is precious and we should appreciate every day that is given to us.

(Image credit: REUTERS, Mainichi Shimbun)

Source: REUTERS, The Atlantic, Gizmodo