Yuhi Kozuchi: 1½ Year-Old Survivor

Yuhi lost his mother on Friday.  The Rikuzentakata survivor is held by his aunt at a shelter in Takata Daiichi.

Toddler Yuhi Kozuchi, who lost his mother in Friday's tsunami, with his aunt Ami Kozuchi at a refuge centre in the Japanese city of Rikuzentakata yesterday. Picture: Kelly Barnes Source: The Australian

A child’s facial expression conveys hours of news coverage.  As you look at his face and ponder what he went through and what the future may hold for him and all the children who survived this calamity, which showed no mercy to the young or the aged.

What is tragic is that Yuhi and his fellow survivors will face other earthquakes and tsunamis as time continues on this planet traversing the cosmos. They will grow up in their country forever changed by the relentless forces of nature.

Fridays will always bring sad memories of what was and what was lost by the people of Japan and the people of the world.  The world will never be the same again.

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G. D. Williams       © 2011