Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

The Tsunamai

Mike posted from Tokyo to say he was safe before I'd woken up to there being any danger.  

The footage of the tsunamai is like nothing I'd ever imagined. Big waves have little clutching hands on top, right, as in the Hokusai print? This barely looked like water. It crawled. And, of course, it wasn't exactly water, but a tide of crud full of cars and boats and houses. And it didn't ebb as we expect waves to do but kept on spreading. The TV commentator very kindly pointed out what we might otherwise have missed- that there were cars moving on the soon to be flooded roads- and- barely visible, ghostly, making very little headway- a tiny figure running... 
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