My eyes have been glued to CNN watching the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunami that hit this island country for the past one week.The scenes played out on TV look like something out of a Steven Spielberg movie,it is so hard to believe it is real.
Reality hit me square in the face when i listened and watched a man cry as he told how he had lot his wife,son and 4 grandchildren and my flood gates opened.I cried for that man and the woman who watched her young daughter being swept off by the huge waves.Not forgetting the man who was pushing his wife’s bicycle with her name on it,and carrying around 2 photos of his petite wife and asking people if they had seen her.It was heartbreaking to watch these scenes.it did beg the question,how could God let this happen?!
I do not have any answers to that but i do hope the Japanese find comfort in the words of Sri Arubindo the Indian Philosopher and spiritual guru “Death is but changing of our robes to wait.In wedding garments at the Eternal’s gate.”
It will not bring them back but they do live on ,in the hearts and in the memories of the loved ones they have left behind.