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Mother Nature. She Gives And She Takes.

Everything seems peaceful. Kids, playing in the neighbors’ yard, laugh without a care. The district is quiet, most of its inhabitants gone to work. I am spending the last day of my week off reading, doing domestic stuff and taking a stroll in my garden to watch the plants come to life.

When I come back in, my son tells me the dreadful news:

Big earthquake and corresponding tsunami in Japan

An 8,9 on Richter scale. The biggest quake in over 140 years. The tsunami came ashore over a zone of 2100 kilometer; they are expecting a second, higher one.

Suddenly Mother Earth doesn’t seem as quiet and peaceful as before. On the other side of the globe she is shaking and raging, causing flood waves to wash away all on their path. Cars, boats and buildings float by. A nuclear plant is in flames.

Japan has a long history of earthquakes. It has ten percent of the active volcanoes on earth and is situated in a zone where the earth’s crust is extremely instable. In the last thousand years Japan had over 227 big earthquakes. The most horrible in the twentieth century was the Great Kantō earthquake in 1923: over 130,000 people lost their lives and Tokyo was almost destroyed.

Mother Nature. She gives and she takes…

Please Mother, keep as many of your Children as safe as you can!

Author:

Caretaker of males, both human and feline. No lady, but all woman. Avid reader and photographer. Determined to find writing time during busy days. And nights if needed. Because I need you to meet the wonderful people who are living in my mind.

7 thoughts on “Mother Nature. She Gives And She Takes.

  1. It’s so very sad to hear of all the deaths and devastation from the earthquake. I don’t even like to think about a tsunami…drowning to me is the scariest way to die. May God take all those lost in the quake straight to heaven.

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  2. Indeed a horrid thing. The tsunami already hitting the Hawaiian islands and within the hour will hit my state too. People are evacuating all along the coast of Western Washington state, which is where I live, but not on the coast.

    Prayers for all. Japan of course will be a long time recovering from this.

    ((worldwidehugs))

    Jules

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  3. I’ve been many places around the world, but I’ve never made it to Japan. One day, I need to fix that.

    Was this a tsunami that just happened, or one that you were remembering?

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    1. Hi Aaron,

      No, the earthquake and tsunami happened today. And the waves are heading in more directions as we speak. It must be awful over in Japan, I can’t even imagine.

      Thanks for stepping in here 🙂

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