Monday, December 27, 2004

Stay calm, the earth !

It's so depressing to know that the big wave caused by the gigantic earthquake in Indonesia killed more than 12,000 people of the nations along the Indian Ocean, including many tourists for holidays from the world. Why? What's wrong with our planet? It's not simply a matter of the news far away from my country. Earthquake is basically a natural disaster which can threaten anybody anytime without any notice. It had just jolted the central-nothern part of Japan two months before and brought about incredaibly huge damages on our lands and in residents' hearts. And gradually and very slowly things are seemingly going upword with hopes.
Then this news from the Indian Ocean slaps our hearts down to the depression. Please for the sake of us, stay calm, the earth. We are only powerless human beings against the Nature and the Universe. Let us live up our short span of life just in peace. I can't help praying these words hoping the Nature can hear us. Gosh, only if they had had a tunami warning system------

2 comments:

Mrs. W said...

They said that the quake was a 9.0! It's not like that part of the world hasn't had quakes before... It's a tragedy that the warning system was not activated. I think the worst is to come- how do you even clean up and rebuild those towns? How do you deal with all of the loss? I read in the news that the US is sending aid...

I hope they can get aid to the islands that authorities have not been able to reach. I should look for satilite pictures...

Mrs. W said...

This article is interesting... It talks about how the tsunami wiped out a wildlife refuge, but 0 animals died. The animals took off beforehand- possibly using their "sixth sense" to predict the oncoming danger.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/science/12/30/quake.animals.reut/index.html