11 March, 2011


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.

1 comment:

  1. It was an eerily calm moment when the first quake hit. Like a picture in freeze frame, at least from where I was running around the Imperial Palace. Then all of a sudden, it was like everyone's survival instinct kicked in and people were EVERYWHERE. It was a pretty surreal moment, and even now as I type this, there is an aftershock shaking the hotel, and all I can really think is, I wish I was HOME!!!