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2nd Annual Story Festival "When Time Stood Still"

The premise of the Annual Tsunami Story Festival sponsored by the Pacific Tsunami Museum each year is that each of us has a history, an account of things said and done in the past, and that preserving these stories and accounts helps us understand where we live and to make thoughtful decisions for the future.


 

Most of us go through life holding onto the belief that there is good in everything that happens, and that even tragedies and misfortunes have positive outcomes. That is certainly the story of Hilo and the stories presented at the Story Festival. Hope always springs eternal and no where is that more dramatically shown than in how the people of Hilo faced the evening of May 22nd with the threat of another tsunami bearing down on them.


None of us will ever look at that clock again, without the image of Mr. Kanda tending it. None of us will ever look at that clock again without having that picture of June Shigemasa and her baby tied onto the antenna on top of the house. None of us will ever look at that clock again without envisioning Al Inoue on Manono Street, outrunning the wave as he dodged cars and fallen electrical lines. None of us will ever look at that clock again without blessing the Coast guard for rescuing Fusayo Ito for us. None of us will ever look at that clock again without remembering the faith in the reconstruction of Hilo held by Robert Fujimoto.





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