March 12, 2011

A heartfelt prayer and positive energy and thoughts...

go out from me to all the people in Japan right now. I just cannot imagine what they went through yesterday in that HORRENDOUS quake- I cannot imagine in any sense what an 8.9 magnitude quake would feel like- shaking, rumbling and rocking back and forth for 4 or 5 minutes. NEVER!

And, I'm from California.... I have lived through countless earthquakes, even a few with at least a 7 magnitude, which I thought was HUGE! I don't think anyone can every know what to expect when an earthquake starts to shake...
Luckily for Japan, the gov't has taken very strict reins on building codes, earthquake preparedness and drills to educate people and to teach them how to handle themselves in the event of an earthquake. And, perhaps, maybe-- the people of Japan are somewhat accustomed to earthquakes, as we Californians are- We are always 'awaiting The Big One' with some fear and trepidation, anxiety and awe... well, mainly some paranoia, too.. Like when an earthquake hits--- "Oh my God! This could be THE BIG ONE!" I don't know, I've never been to Japan, and I don't know and can't guess the attitude of the people towards earthquakes... but I can just imagine they have been through a lot of them, too.. But who can ever imagine THIS HUGE MAGNITUDE, unless you have already experienced it!
And, if the earthquake were NOT enough for these people, the TSUNAMI that hit afterwards is just simply UNIMAGINABLE to me, as well... I cannot imagine what that was like when all of the water, dirt, debris- boats, cars, etc. came crashing into the towns- Mass destruction!
I'm really feeling heart-pained for this people... I pray for the families who have lost their loved ones and their homes, for the people who have lost their friends and just for the mass destruction as it will take millions to clean and rebuild. More important is the loss of human life and those who have been injured. I pray for them... They are all in my thoughts...

I have friends who live in Japan, and a former student and his family - mom, dad and two younger brothers. Everyone I know is far from harm's way, but that doesn't mean something couldn't happen, so I really pray that nothing else does!

5 comments:

LindyLouMac said...

All these disasters are so very sad. Mother Nature seems to be in such turmoil.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

My thoughts are also with them in Japan. The world has gone a bit overboard nature wise in the last few months. Diane

Vagabonde said...

What a tragedy. How quickly can life change things – today everything is normal, tomorrow disaster strikes. Our hearts hurt for the people of Japan.

Lisa Petrarca said...

It is unimaginable what they are going through right now. We took a moment in church today to pray for Japan. It's just so sad.

The last earthquake we had here in Orange County was a rolling one, which I hadn't experienced before (they're usually jolts-as you know.) I actually got sick (like a sea sick feeling) and as it went on and on I kept hoping it would stop before I lost it.

They are so scary & living only a few blocks from the ocean...I'm left thinking about tsunami's a lot more now.

My prayers will definitely continue for Japan.

Leesa said...

Hi Everyone...


Thanks so much for your comments/words of support... It's indeed a very, very sad and tragic event.. I cannot imagine what the people there are going through...