I want to start off by saying good morning to all of my friends here in the United States, but I must admit, my heart is once again with my friends in Japan after yesterday’s large, 7.3 magnitude earthquake off the east coast of Honshu. Fortunately, there was no major damage from this quake and the tsunami generated by this quake was less than one metre, so no damage occurred from it, but anytime a major earthquake strikes this region, or tsunami alerts go out for this area, it brings back the painful memories of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami which destroyed so much and changed Japan forever. Thankfully, Japan avoided another disaster, and will return to life as normal with yet another reminder of how fragile life is and how powerful Mother Nature is.
In other news, I would like to wish a very “Happy Birthday” to former First Lady, former Secretary of State, and future Madam President Hillary Clinton.
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend, be safe, be kind and do good.
Come with me my love, to the sea, the sea of love?
1 year has passed since more than 19,000 people were killed in Japan by a massive earthquake and tsunami. I will never forget waking up on 03/11/11 and watching in horror as entire cities and villages were leveled and then swept away by Mother Nature’s rage. The images of this day will never leave my mind and I will always remember. Many of my friends in Japan lost family, friends and a few lost …everything. What is incredible is how far the Japanese people have come since then. Where 10 feet of debris clogged the streets, now cars pass through. Where homes were leveled, new ones rise. Where thousands died, many more live on.
To me, seeing the Japanese people come together in their darkest hour and save each other, showed me that humanity still existed. That day has also inspired me to make a difference in the world around me before I leave. May all of those lost on this tragic day R.I.P. and for those who push on, you are in my heart and thoughts. I love you all.