The earthquake in Japan and the subsequent tsunami were among the most devastating in recorded history.
There are a lot of natural disasters pummelling the planet and at any given time. These times of crisis can define many things, people and places.
It is the old story of what to do in a crisis.
Many of you probably know of the Chinese symbol for crisis which indicatess a forked road. Crisis is a time for opportunity and many of us must realize we don't know what will happen until it does. We can speculate. We can prepare. But we will not truly know til we experience.
Maybe though it is the bouncing back that is the real test.
The rebuilding which must inevitably come. Knock us down and we get back up. Destroy and we rebuild.
Do we ever learn from our mistakes? Is there no way to avert natural disaster?
We can predict events and outcome. We can see where we have been.
Perhaps the best we can do is never give up.
And if hindsight is 20/20, then let's learn from the past.