Friday, March 11, 2011
I am appalled and grieved by the disaster unfolding in Japan in the aftermath of the massive earthquake and tsunami they experienced this morning (their afternoon). I can't imagine running from that, living through that, seeing it firsthand. I'm sure there are many more than the several hundred confirmed dead, and the toll will only rise in the coming days and weeks. Even Japan's experience with seismic events and their strict building codes could not protect against the massive wall of water that swept their northeastern coast. My heart goes out to them, and they're in my prayers, as a nation and as individuals.