How quickly we forget that which does not directly effect us. Haiti, Phuket, Japan and thousands of near misses that we global face daily. Our hearts go out to those in need with thoughts, prayers and perhaps even donation. What do so say? How do you heal? Where do you go? Is your family alive? We can only be thankful for the human spirit that powers us to above all – survive.
Having become a father some three plus years ago, the fear I felt in watching this thinking about my own family was nothing short of nightmarish. I can only hope that in moments like these that we in some slight way drop our defenses about race, creed, political, religion and just see one another as people, nothing more and nothing less.
Here's a first hand representation of what it is like to face the wrath of this disaster. SFW.
Google Crisis Response – 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami hub
Facebook’s Global Disaster Relief page