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Listen to the sound this Tsunami siren sounds.
Read The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck as a kid. A Japanese village of fisherman feared the sea so much they built all their doors and windows of their modest homes facing away from the sea. In this way, they didn’t need to feel anxious while indoors. But one day a tsunami slammed ashore and washed away most of the village. The survivors realized they should never have turned their backs on the danger. How better it would have been if they’d been willing to face the sea—and watch for any changes that could signal trouble. They must now forever confront their fears if they were to survive. And so they rebuilt, installing doors and windows facing what they feared the most. In this way, they’d have enough warning to seek higher ground on the hill behind their village.
But until the siren blows? Face and sea and enjoy the view!