The topic is a collection of commentary on Nuclear Meltdown.
I sit here nestled in my midwest home thinking to myself – wow, Japan. Haunting imagery and video includes me. It’s like watching a movie. A detached experience really. Horrifying. I watch it here with my electric on and my furnace running. Cozy.
As do most of us.
Those who have survived have lost their homes, their day to day, their ability to earn a living. They are steeped in an environmental toxic soup. The air they breathe, the water they drink. Everything is wet, murky and ruined.
Survive. History certainly has had it’s fair share of horrific happenings. Over and over the human spirit prevails.
There is always the other side of a natural disaster.
I have been wondering …
What would I do if feet of water was encircling my home. Can anyone every be prepared for such freaks of nature?
Across the ocean the United States sits pretty — discussion of oh don’t worry diluted radiation plumes are looming. Are they really diluted?
I wonder if the experts tell us the truth? I feel skeptic. Do they say oh its diluted by the time it gets here to appease the masses? I am of course no expert. And I am not going to worry myself over how dense the radiation might be in tonights stunning spring sunset. If I do, if I worry about all the things that alarm me…I’d go mad.
Isn’t radiation like bad? Doesn’t radiation kills things like cancer? Perhaps I have a very simplistic way of thinking. Major nuclear meltdown doesn’t just go away nicely. It doesn’t keep itself in nice little boundaries. It isn’t all neat and wrapped up with a bow.
How many things happen and ten years later we understand the ramifications??
I may be half way around the world from a nuclear meltdown, yet the winds and rainclouds, radiation plumes included all make the world a very small place.
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tonights spring sunset by karen hanrahan