Trust my magician friends the worldover are enjoying the holiday season with their friends and families, and also I hope a busy season of magical performance (psychic phenomena if you please)…
India as you know has had to face a grave nightmare due to the ocean bed earthquake and subsequent Tsunami wave. Being the first and only Tsunami faced by India in modern history, we were, and remain, quite shocked by the over 24,000 lives lost in South Asia, among which southern India accounts for over 7,000 lives, with over 12,000 lives claimed in Sri Lanka.
All this is a matter of 10 minutes. Nature does indeed have a way to remind us time and again, that we are but pawns in the cosmic universe. Mere specks, akin to dust grains, in the vast expanse of the universe.
While I am sure (at least hopeful) that my friends the worldover, are aware of this human catastrophe, if the global media has given it at least some coverage, I pass on this url to you so that you can read some of the heartrending stories of what is termed the fourth greatest earthquake in man’s history:http://us.rediff.com/news/2004/dec/27toll.htm
Sorry for a non-magical post. But I trust this finds some interest…
May God be with you!
PS: While this mail is not really to entice support to the anguished and displaced families, those of us who want to contribute in their own little way please visit:http://us.rediff.com/news/2004/dec/27tsunami8.htm
Also visit http://tsunamihelp.blogspot.com/ – The South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Blog for news and information about resources, aid, donations and volunteer efforts.