We have all been talking about the crisis in Japan. Sometimes the thoughts in your head just stay there......don't you think? Sadness, confusion, despair, anger, empathy, fear.....and so much more!!
Today, I want to share parts of an email my mom sent my brother and me about the recent tragedy in Japan. I know I am moving away from the usual topics I blog about...but this is an exception. My mom too will be surprised by this post, as she has no idea that I am quoting her today. Her concerns, as a mother and a human being, have been eloquently put into words in an email to me.
My mom's email.....
"The trauma that Japan has been growing through is certainly very very distressing. May be it is a wake up call for the world and the people in general and we must all sit up and think. Modern technological advances are all very exciting and good for our comfort, but at what expense? The ecological balance is going awry. The life and food chain is disrupted, the world after all is not just for humans but for other species as well. Besides we are all getting more and more adept at tampering with nature's way. It is also time we all woke up and realised that energy is limited and we must all start conserving it.....be it oil, coal, electricity, water and minerals. Indiscriminate mining, drilling, felling of trees....and so much more. I am worried. Not so much about myself, but the world that you all have to live in. So please do your bit. Looking after the world that we live in is not the responsibility of others or a government. We all need to contribute. I am saying this with all seriousness and this is not just an emotional advice. I think I must begin with my family.
Not for a moment, am I suggesting that nature can be controlled or tamed. There will be earthquakes, Tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, typhoons, floods, etc etc, but let us not over stretch and exploit what we do not understand fully. The repercussions can be horrendous......"
So these are simply a mom's words to her kids. She is merely looking out for her family! However, when you think about it........if we all take a tiny step in the right direction we might be able to do some good!
Image : Pic taken by me in Bali