We had an amazing Christmas. Spending time with family and friends sharing wonderful food and drink and aided by great music. My niece (3 years old) and my nephew (5 years old) were again highlights - spending time with them, although I am still not too sure all they like to do.
Such love and luck in my life.
And then the day after Christmas, this earthquake in the Indian Ocean that created the massive Tsunamis that have killed over 20 000. I have spent some of today reading blogs, looking at pictures, and watching video clips to try and get a sense of what happened.
Mother Nature being very fierce.
The thing I take comfort from in this instance is that all these deaths did, in a sense, occur naturally. There was nothing anyone could have done to stop the earthquake from happening. Earthquakes are part of the normal functioning of the planet. May all the souls lost Rest in Peace.
We have enough natural disaster. We shouldn't be causing disasters of our own. With all the goodwill and community spirit of this time of year, I am going to be spending some time looking at ways I can start being better to the planet.