May 15, 2011
Haiga 585 Natsuishi Ban'ya haiku -Hiroshima
Haiku by Natsuishi Ban'ya. Artwork by myself.
So much is new to us, from people on the street to officials of power plants and government.
When something goes wrong with the nuke, we really do not know how to confront it. Many seem to underestimate the situation. Many try to hide numbers, which they say for avoiding panic, but many became panic anyway. Many try to save faces. Many have become very nervous. Many simply try to carry on, being conscious of uncertainty this nuke problem entails, and I am one of this last group.
Ban'ya san is one of those nervous ones. Soon after 3/11, he purchased a radiation measuring device, and have it around all the time, checking the measurement everywhere he goes. I cannot really make fun of him for being such paranoia because I am not sure myself how far this uncertainty extends.
Today is another beautiful day of May, sunny, soothing breeze, full of young green leaves. Invisible, intangible, no smelling nuke may or may not be a part of this beautiful scene.