The Light That Came from Darkness

When I landed in Banda Aceh a few days after the tsunami struck on Dec. 26 last year, I was surprised that among the jumble of feelings swirling through me, one of the strongest was also one I least expected: anger. Of course, there were other emotions: disbelieving horror at the devastation; pain for the suffering of the living and those who died; fear as the buildings still standing were rattled by repeated aftershocks; even the guilty relief that I wasn't out there searching for my family among the muddy ruins. But beneath all that there was a steady thrum of...

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