Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It gives one pause.

I'm having a really difficult time keeping on topic these days. It's been five days now since I've written much at all, save for a small blog post here and there.

The above photo is from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, taken last November. It was slick and murky, but we still had a blast, taking in the Haunted Mansion (perfect for a rainy day) and a deep-fried Twinkie, to name but a few things that occupied our afternoon.

Beyond that horizon is Japan. Back in November, it was "only Japan", a large island country where Hondas come from and where Disney Sea is (the only other Indiana Jones ride lives there).

Now the people of Japan are struggling for their existence. Besides the tsunami that ripped apart cities, swirling together a heartbreaking mix of water, mud, cars, trees, and people in a twisting soup, now a sinister haze is settling over the area, with dangerous radiation threatening all forms of life.

So,no. I haven't written much in the last few days. That'll change soon, I'm sure, and I'll return back to my regularly-scheduled silliness. But not right now. Not while there's so much sadness beyond this horizon.

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