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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A SHIP ASHORE



The skeletal remains of a ship bodes an unspoken fear of what is happening in Japan and what might happen in the very near future.  With the spectre of what appears to be an Apocalyptic reality four if not all six nuclear power plants are compromised and on the verge of meltdown.  The enormity of this disaster and seemingly impossibility of any sustained, productive rescue attempts has now turned into recovery mode.  Hope seems to be just impossible.  There are no roads, no machinery to move debris to find people, no food, water, electricity, or easy access to hospitals or ready medical help.  In some places the sludge is ten feet deep.  Even if all these problems can somehow be overcome in a timely manner the enormous cost of reconstruction alone will be crippling.  Tourism, an important aspect of every nation, will be lost for a very, very long time.  The people who survive now face the horrible fear of radiation poisoning.  One elderly Japanese woman when asked to compare the WW ll nuclear bombings to this nuclear event she said,  "This is worse because that is in the past but this is in our future."

Let us hope none of these things will be a bad as it seems at the moment and let us give our all in support to the Japanese people in whatever way we can, physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually.

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