As we woke up this morning and opened The Huffington Post, as we do almost every morning, we are shocked to see that an 8.9 Earthquake has struck Japan, followed shortly by a massive tsunami. There are breaking headlines, there are devastating photos, there are unbelievable videos.
There are even warnings for the entire Pacific basin - including Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast. Hundreds of bodies have been found already; thousands of people are missing. This happened at 2:46 PM Japan local time; children were in school, people were at work, life was bustling, it was not a quiet time of day.
My god. I cannot even imagine it. My heart breaks and my stomach turns when I think of what these people and that country are going through right now.
I flip on the television to get updated coverage. (Surely they'll be reporting on this!) And my stomach turns again when this is what I find:
CBS - A young good-looking doctor informing me on How to Treat a Sore Throat with popsicles. NBC - A woman of a certain age who has glowing skin and bright eyes Demystifying the Myths of Skin Care for me. FOX - Three colleagues/friends laughing and talking about Foods That Help You Fall Asleep
I don't even know what to say.