There's very little I can do about their troubles by blogging about it, so I haven't; but as Japan, so the world: our entire species lives on the volcano's edge. We live on a world that will kill us without warning, without doing anything that hasn't happened over and over in the ordinary course of normal happenings, without malice or spite.
Japan, poised atop one of the more-active parts of the Ring of Fire, gets hit more than most, but don't think your turn can't come. Look at the dinosaurs and don't think our turn can't come.
We're all here on this one tiny blue marble, helping each other as best we can when calamity strikes. There is no Plan B.
Maybe it's time there was.
(Elsewhere and yet similarly, at Baby Troll Blog.)
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