Heartbreak Nation

March 17, 2011

This image really made me wince, there is nothing like seeing a grown man, broken. All I have to go on is the daily images coming through from Japan, I have never visited, I know no one from there, but seeing them queuing for water and gas, picking through the remains of their homes, I can’t help but have huge respect for then. I come from a family who were always able to provide for themselves, I live in a country where I have never been affected by natural disaster and so I feel lucky, but also find it impossible to comprehend, like many, how you would even begin to move on from something like this. Millions of lives were saved by the buildings designed to withstand earthquakes, but thousands are lost nonetheless…

 

Taken from The Guardian.