Many people have had the same thought as ceneus. Not the tsunami, but the loss of life, is a result of the disunity of the fighting and politics that became more important than saving lives in this reason. If the warning system had been in place and the warnings heeded, the loss of life would have been so much less.
Here ceneus sees the silver lining to this dark cloud. Suddenly all the differences for which people were killing each other seem to be things that can be worked out. Let us hope that that thought does not go away as the long work of rebuilding begins.
.ceneus.blog: A Silent New Year: "As the saying goes, everything happens for a reason. And I believe that it was the call for unity that brought this to us. Today we have found it, as millions of us stand together as one, grieving at the loss of our fellow citizens and neighbors. We have broken the chains of hostility, we have awakened from a long sleep and we have begun to feel the need of amity. All these years we celebrated the New Year to repeat the same old story over and over again. But with no celebration what so ever, the dawn of this New Year will bring hope to our country that will change us in a way far more than we could think of. A change that we have been yearning for all along.
These sacrifices were made not to be forgotten or wasted. We shall learn our lessons and make them count. It's our hope for the next and coming years.
May you all have a peaceful and prosperous New Year!"