They say knowledge is power.
I miss the days when nothing mattered. When my only worries were always swept away by my parents. By people older and wiser than me. They were like superheroes to me, nothing could go wrong and anything that somehow did, they would protect me from. They say knowledge is power, that maybe so, but sometimes I wish I was powerless. Without knowledge I was fearless. As a kid, natural disasters didn’t phase me, nothing did - and that includes the Gulf War which I still have memories of from when I was three. I had no idea what was going on, but I never felt fear. I always assumed those superheroes I believed in would never let anything happen to me. I miss that.
Now that I’m older and wiser, I realize how weak and vulnerable we all really are. There are no superheroes that can save us from these horrible earthquakes and tsunamis that keep killing so many. Life used to be much easier when I didn’t know how horrible it could be.
My thoughts are with you Japan.
The smallest things could make a huge difference.