This thought has lingered with me ever since Friday's event in Japan. We are ants on a log in all this drama. Infinitesimally small and insignificant in the big scheme of things. We can rebuild, pray, create stronger abodes, move to higher ground for a while.
Then, we will forget again.
We will roam the earth looking for adventures and opportunities.
We will feel powerful and strong again. We'll encourage engineers and architects to build bigger and stronger structures to withstand bigger and stronger events. Our technology and our tools will improve and we will gain another stronghold in history.
Our small town was spared the power of tsunami waves last Friday. Other towns, up and down the coast were not so lucky. Our elementary school is sitting low. In an event like this, our children will have less than fifteen minutes to walk away from sure destruction.
These are the thoughts we are exchanging on this beautiful shore after a destructive event the power of which was unimaginable.