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Consequences of a tsunami
November 24th, 2014

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Consequences of a tsunami

« His wife had already left the house when he woke the next morning. Ono had no particular work of his own, and passed an idle day at home. His mother bustled in and out, but she seemed mysteriously upset, even angry. When his wife got back from her office, she was similarly tense. "Is something wrong?" Ono asked.
"I’m divorcing you!" she replied.
"Divorce? But why? Why?"
And so his wife and mother described the events of the night before… »

Highly recommended read (even if long, and not necessarily easy emotionally-speaking): Richard Lloyd Parry's « Ghosts of the Tsunami »

Photo: a Buddhist monk Sokan Obara,  28, from Morioka, Iwate  Prefecture, prays for the victims in the debris in the area devastated by the March 11 tsunami in Ofunato, Iwate  Prefecture, Japan, Thursday, April 7, 2011. © Associated Press