Earthquakes and Crawdads

The earthquake in Japan has been on my mind a lot. I don’t have much useful to say about it beyond the sentiment that my heart goes out to the people affected by it, especially my friends and family.

But I was reminded of the gulf oil spill, which was another large scale disaster with wide regional impact. It was heartbreaking to see so much devastation. But this past Thursday, we were in Louisiana and I had some crawdads for dinner. In a small way, it felt like it was symbolic of the gradual recovery of that region.

So I have hope that Japan, too, will recover like the crawdads of Louisiana. Well, except for this one, which I ate.

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