Friday, March 11, 2011

The aftermath

On a day like today
the whole world could change
the sun's gonna shine
shine thru the rain
on a day like today
ya never wanna see the sun go down

Well..Nature doesnt exactly go by Bryan Adams lyrics i guess and i wish i never ever see the sun rise again as it did today :(
Super moon or Sumaar moon whatever the crap they call better get away back to its original orbit. The pics of ships and planes and cars and buildings all strewn like garbage and the sight of muddy sea water rushing to swallow more dry land like greedy miser after sends a shudder up my spine to even visualise the scene on my mind. Heart goes for those who bore the brunt of nature's fury. Make no mistake. Japs are a proud race. Once while discussing about weekend plans, being the month of August and Independence day falling that friday it was long weekend for our team. I was chatting with my Japanese counterpart about my weekend plans and casually asked him when is the independence day of Japan. Pat came the response, " We were never enslaved by anyone". I was bit stunned by the reply and could feel the pride in his voice when he said those words. World knows what Japan can do when struck with disasters, be it man made or natural - they come back even better, stronger and harder. Continuing series of disasters like this only make me more nervous about the doomsday predictions with each one resembling a scene out of 2012 movie. I take refuge in this dialog from the same movie - "The moment we stop fighting for each other, that's the moment we lose our humanity". Let Nature takes its own route and like all bad things even good things shall end..but as long as we have each other for company we can at least try to make the journey worthwhile to pursue..for ours is the only species which is capable of appreciating. You never get to see Lions adoring each others manes nor elephants their tusks, do you? :)


Priya said...

Thaz why they are proud to be called a Japanese national rather like back home where people say I am a Mallu, Gujju, Bihari, Delite so on even being an Indian.

They stand tall as a nation within themselves and makes others wonder seeing so much disasters including Hiroshima.

It was sad to watch this disaster day.

Ramesh said...

Philosophical post from the "Blog thalaivar". Extremely distressing scenes from Japan, but if there is any consolation at all, they are probably the best prepared to deal with such disasters.

Asha said...

Your feelings for them shines through the last few lines.

:( My heart too goes out for the lovely disciplined and industrious race called Japanese. I avoided those visuals.

But then, like i told my daughter y'day they will rise up with their excellent work culture. God be with them.

Thamizhmaangani said...

wow wow wow!! nice post!

//The moment we stop fighting for each other, that's the moment we lose our humanity".//

SO TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!

gils said...

innum mudinja paada therileenga..irukara reactorlaam onnu onna vedikuthu pola :(

we wl get to know more of it in coming months

gils said...


yeah..they are really examples for the world to follow. Thammaathundu nation..setting the course for the world. shd salute them



RamMmm said...

Japanese know what their potential is and look at how they are going about it. The people are as humble as can be and respect their nation and neighbourhood as they would to a parent.

As thala says, they are prepared for it. Hope the nuclear disaster is capped as soon as possible.

gils said...

absolutely..there was an article in times the jounalist wondering why there is no looting in Japan. Awesome read it was