It's difficult to comprehend everything that has happened, and is happening, in Japan. I've been in several large earthquakes, but I can't even imagine experiencing a quake with an 8.9 magnitude.
Years ago, I was driving near the epicenter of a big earthquake and my car was picked up and moved to a different lane. Buildings crumbled, bridges fell … and yet that earthquake didn't begin to compare to what Japan has just experienced.
I can't get over the videos of the tsunami. I think the photos will be etched in my brain forever. I know the ocean. I love the ocean. I'm in awe of the power of the ocean.
But the tsunami footage?
It's beyond incredible.
Several of you emailed me worried about the tsunami effects here. We were fine. Beaches were closed as a precautionary measure. (Mainly to prevent looky-loos who have no understanding/respect for the ocean from being stupid and getting hurt.)
It's even harder to wrap my brain around that one.
My heart aches for everyone affected by these tragedies.
Those poor people.
My heart hurts.
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