It's hard to put into words the shock and horror in the wake of the devastating earthquakes and tsunamis around the Pacific rim, but nowhere near the destruction in Japan.
Villages wiped out, thousands of cars, trucks and ships tossed about like so much sea foam, power outages, fires burning uncontrolled and even the possibility of nuclear plant melt downs, added to the hundreds if not thousands killed outright by the catastrophes makes this the worst tragedy to hit Japanese shores in recent memory. It will take months, if not years, to clear away the devastation and debris, and rebuild for those who survived.
Our sympathy and our prayers go out to all of the victims of this catastrophe, but particularly to those hardest hit in the islands of Japan.
Cross posted at Proof Positive, more discussion at Memeorandum