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Public prayer

Posted by Charles II on March 11, 2011

For the safety of dear friends in Japan.

Japan, so many tragedies

Living in the valley of the shadow of death

One of the best features of James Clavell’s writing in Shogun is how it captured the sense of how impermanent life is, and how close death hovers to us in every moment, how people cope with this sense of dread by creating beauty and by striving for excellence.

Every day people wake up knowing that an earthquake of this magnitude can come any moment. And, since the main island is the size of the Eastern Seaboard, with most of the population within an area the size of southern Minnesota, that quake could wipe the entire country. As happened in 1923. One must be brave to live there.

One Response to “Public prayer”

  1. Indeed. Thank you, Charles.

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