A wave of destruction and death
: We try to make sense of what we do not know by relating it to what we know. So pardon me for making an obvious connection, obvious for me. But watching the videos of the tsunami coming onshore reminded me of too much of escaping the wall of destruction and death that came as the first of the towers collapsed on September 11th.
Same beautiful, cloudless day. Same shock. Same speed, running faster than any man could run. Same power. Same sound. Same deadly debris carried along by its force. Same images of the helpless at their last moments. Same color of gray in its wake.
Of course, one was caused by evil man, the other by uncaring nature. One cost thousands of innocent lives, the other many thousands more.
But I think I understand the emotions of those who shot these videos and were there and were lucky enough to live.