日本への心からの祈り

(heartful prayers to Japan)

Not often that I’m pleasantly surprised by someone.

A (non-bio) family member just emailed me to say she’d been thinking of me all day in the wake of Japan’s disaster, acknowledging that it must be weighing heavily. It is nice to be thought of at a time with my friends, (non-bio) family and very-much loved ones from my Japan life affected.

The quake, in case you hadn’t heard, is the 5th or 7th (conflicting reports) worst in recorded history; none of the others hit highly populated areas, neither areas with well-developed and complex infrastructure. Add to the damage from it the ruins wrought by the tsunami and the result is a disaster of epic proportion.

In my intimate knowledge of Japan and its people, I can’t but look at the footage and photos and feel myself there. I know those places. Those I don’t know I still know. The disaster hits so close to home.

The names of the Japanese I know, knew, love and loved are scribed upon my heart and soul. My thoughts are particularly with you Tadaharu and your family in Sendai.

So much devastation. My thoughts, prayers, soles of my soul and spirit are with you, the all of you I know and knew, those I barely knew, those I never knew, Japan and all of her people.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Karyn @ kloppenmum
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 20:17:52

    How lovely when people acknowledge something/somewhere/someone who is important to you. It is a ghastly, ghastly event. I doubt many people could watch the footage and not be moved by what they see. Thinking of Japan now, indeed.

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  2. longeyesamurai
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 07:24:42

    Same here. Just reading and seeing the devastation is heartwrenching…

    Reply

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