True curage and bravery
….Survivors queue for eight or more hours for food and water. The rest of Japan voluntarily reduces non-essential power use, reducing the need for official blackouts. Shops in Tokyo tell customers: “Only one bottle of water per person. People are thirsty.” Workers go back to their desks on Monday morning, despite blackouts and slow trains. Motorists wait patiently in orderly lines for fuel, with no honking or pushing in. In Koriyama, near the Fukushima nuclear plant, residents queuing for drinking water uncomplainingly go home when told the water has run out. Shoppers in a mall when the earthquake hits run outside with merchandise, and when the tremors subside, they go back inside to pay for the items. At the height of the tsunami there are no cries of panic, no swearing or exclamations to be heard on YouTube videos, just sounds of dismay as houses and cars glide away under the force of the deceptively slow-moving wave. Then there is the respectful way rescue workers go about retrieving the dead, with a blessing for each of the bodies removed. The owner of a sake factory roaming the streets trying to account for all 50 of his employees, and quietly overcome when he finds one. The doctor at Senen General Hospital in Tagajo whose staff call him a “samurai” because he is managing 113 patients with no water or electricity and little food or drugs….