A decade ago, Japan, land of the Rising Sun, was met with one of the greatest natural disasters in modern history. The March 11th, 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Japan was a devastating 9.0-9.1 magnitude on the rector scale. In the country, it is commonly referred to as the Great East Japan earthquake, 2011 Tohoku earthquake, the Great Sendai earthquake, or the Great Tohoku earthquake.
A landslide off the coast of Genoa, Italy has led to the collapse of a cemetery this past Monday, causing hundreds of coffins plummeting into the sea below.
Constructed over 100 years ago, the Camogli Cemetery was located along an area of rocky seaside cliffs. The mayor of Camogli, Francesco Olivari addressed the collapse as an “unimaginable catastrophe.”
Darkness creeps up behind us everywhere we look. It lives in every part of us. Wherever we go, darkness is there. When the sun sets, when we turn off the lights, and even when we go to sleep, we submit ourselves to the blanket of darkness. But why are we afraid of it? Is it because we fear the unknown, the inescapable, or simply because that’s what we have been taught to fear?