Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Devastation comes in small packages as well...
Since Friday's disaster in Japan began, we Americans have watched its unfolding. So far away, yet so close at hand; unimaginably vast disaster striking a society so much like our own. Many of the photos are of an unimaginable scale. The stuff of our civilization made wholly uncivil and unrecognizable.
Unlike most of the pictures from Japan, this picture of baby and mother being checked for radiation holds a kind of devastation we can't see. I'm not a nuclear power fear-monger, but I am a realist. We can do better. If we don't, it shouldn't be because profit-making corporations ruled our world and stole our potential.
These pictures comes from the NY Times photo record of the Japanese earthquake/Tsunami/radiation disaster.