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Friday, March 18, 2011

Anything Can Happen: Tsunami

When I taught 5th grade the children always read THE BIG WAVE by Pearl Buck, a short story that takes place in Japan.  It tells of a boywho lived by the sea, and a family who lived on the hills of a volcano, and a tidal wave, and the philosophy of those Japanese people about the dueling dangers from the volcano and the sea.  It is a wonderful story.  Japanese artwork about waves are beautiful.

It is not a wonderful reality.
The waves are not beautiful.                     March 11, 2011

It will continue to happen.

2004 Banda Aceh....

before and after

December 26, 2004

Indonesian tsunami

Over 167,000 died.

We do not control nature, or the world.

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