Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 24 hours, you are well aware of the devastation that has been inflicted upon Japan from an 8.9 earthquake.
One of my friends posted this picture on Facebook yesterday and all I could do is stare in shock.
Then I came upon a video on the internet that showed the tsunami waters causing so much destruction and death that I could only sit there and stare. Numb at the scene that was unfolding before my eyes.
As I was looking for these photos, I came across this:
This is from a post about Cat Island , which is off the east coast of Japan. Seeing this post made me think about the loss of animal lives from this event. While some may not consider that as newsworthy as the loss of human lives, it forced me to come to terms of how much is lost. Homes, crops, businesses.
As the days go on, this story will loose it’s prominence in the news, but the effects will last for years to come.
And I realize that it is not only the people from Japan that are affected by this disaster… we all are.