Friday, March 11, 2011

A Day of Mixed Feelings

To say that I've gone through a plethora of emotions today would be an understatement. I woke up to horrific scenes of burning buildings and colossal tidal waves sweeping over Japan, and for the next couple of hours I witnessed on television how helpless humankind is when challenged by the wrath of nature. However, it was not long before I found my fingers working their way to the tv remote and switching to the nearest sports channel. Don't judge me please, but we Bangladeshis are very very very passionate about cricket and there's almost nothing in this world that can stop us from cheering for our Tigers when they are on the field. So for the last 8 hours, I kept switching between news and sports channels, cheering with each English wicket taken by our boys, speechless when the heart-wrenching images of Japan filled the screen, and praying....praying all day. Praying for our Tigers to reach the glory of victory, and praying for Japan to overcome this calamity as soon as possible. Well, my former wish just came true because the Bangladeshi Tigers defeated the English Lions at a very high-adrenaline match that had us biting our fingernails (not literally, ewww!!) till the very last minute. All my prayers now are for Japan. I pray for the lives that were lost in the devastating calamity, for the families who lost their precious ones, for the ones that are still missing and for the nation to find its ground once again. Japan, the whole world is praying for you. Don't give up. Keep the hope alive.


5 comments:

WarmSunshine said...

It's a great tragedy of catastrophic proportions. May Allah bless them and save them from this wrath!

Chandana said...

Yes.. its very horrifying and sad. Japan will get back up again. Am sure of it. All our prayers are with you.

Bhargavi Kashyap said...

Our good wishes are with the people of Japan. :)
They'll be back on their feet soon :)

br|sh said...

First the earthquake and the succeeding tsunami and now the nuclear explosions, Japan is undergoing one of its biggest crisis. My heart goes out to the people there.

Linhy said...

It sucks and I have friends and family in Japan!! thank god they are all okay!

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