Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Single Wreath

What a sad Friday. My heart hurts watching footage of Japan's destruction and loss due to an 8.9 earthquake, tsunamis and subsequent aftershocks. As we saw in Haiti, Chile, New Zealand, Pakistan, Mississippi, Louisiana, among other places, nature is a powerful force and natural disasters can happen anywhere. We, humans, are merely pieces on the Earth's chess board. Today, I will honor those still trapped in Japan's rubble, in danger due to the failure of damaged nuclear plants, and those already lost in my thoughts and prayers. This moment is a reminder that while we cannot stop natural disasters from occurring, we must prevent human-caused disasters we have control over, such as ongoing conflicts in Libya and Sudan.

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