Today I talked with someone I know. He is one of the people I was with, when I experienced earthquake 20 days ago.
His hometown is Miyagi where had the Tsunami. He came back from Miyagi yesterday.
I asked him even I knew it may harsh to him, but I wanted to know.
He told me what he saw what he knew and what he heard.
His hometown shore, there was houses, cars, people and street.
Now there is nothing, but shore.
He told me that the shore looks very clean, and you can even think its field or something.
However no one want to go close to the shore.
Houses are gone, cars are everywhere even on your roof, and there are left over street.
His home got water too.
First floor got water and you can’t do anything with the house damage. It’s a mess.
There are wastes everywhere in or out of your home.
The wastes were used to someones car, home, or even ship.
You can’t just trash the wastes; maybe someone is still looking for his/her car.
His house walls are broken; if there is big quake it’s obvious his house will break.
His family spends some nights at evacuation center, but now they come back to half broken home.
Their house is still their home.
At evacuation center, you are able to earn foods.
Since some people find out their home is waiting, they went to back to home.
But the others, they find out there is no home to go back.
The evacuation center is the only place for the people who have nothing but their life.
Like his family who left the evacuation center, they don’t have water, gas, phone line and food.
Once a day they can earn meal, which is 4 rice balls and 3 bottles of water for a family.
This mean if your family members are father, mother brother and me, you can have 1 cup of rice and less than 1 bottle of water for a day.
You can stay evacuation center, where you are able to earn more meal, but absolutely no privacy.
This is only a part of story I have heard from him.
I may write again about the story what he saw, what he knew and what he heard.
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I told him today, I’ll keep donate.
I couldn’t say anything because I know any word is meaning less.
I can’t tell someone that “I’m glad that your family is OK.”
Maybe his family is, but how about his neighbors, his friends, his hometown?
I can’t tell something like “Everything will be OK” because we all know everything will get worth.
Only I could tell him was “I’ll keep donate.”
Also, I pray for every single one of you.
I said that “everything will get worth” but we will over it.
So, please pray for our planet earth to be calm sleep for victims.
がんばれ日本！GANBARE NIPPON! がんばろう日本！ GANBAROU NIPPON!!