Harrowing story of one man's trip after being carried out to sea by the tsunami.
Personally, I feel the writer purpled up a tale that needs no embellishment. Still, this is a story that must be read. It's brilliantly illustrated, too. All images & text below from GQ. Click picture for article.
Notes from a castaway Adrift, alone, with little hope of rescue, Hiromitsu Shinkawa began scribbling messages. In the order he wrote them, here are the words he thought would be his last.
On March 11, I was with my wife, Yuko. My name is Hiromitsu.
I just want to report that I am still alive on the twelfth and was with my wife, Yuko, yesterday. She was born January 12 of Showa 26.
I am sorry for being unfilial.
I'm in a lot of trouble. Sorry for dying before you. Please forgive me.
I still find myself looking at tsunami videos from time to time wondering "how fast would I have reacted?" "could I have run fast enough?" or "do you only worry about yourself when it happens?"
This video shows lots of unseen towns with various magnitudes of water and as usual leaves me rather speechless. Having grown up in hurricane country, I know that most things are rebuilt sooner or later, but the situation is rather incredible.