IT'S ONE OF THOSE TIMES when, by and large, the world's attention is focused on one area and our hearts go out to what the people in Japan are experiencing. Not just one disaster, but another and now another. One wonders how much the human soul can bear.
I've long been a flickr member, flickr being a photo sharing community online. No charge to join and a fabulous way to make friends around the world. I've become acquainted with Pilar in Spain who sometimes comments on these blog entries (she's the one who asked to use one of my entries as an assignment in her high school class), Linda in Germany, Lidolil in England, a married couple in Portugal as well as Altus, in Japan. Altus is originally from Texas, married to a beautiful Japanese woman and is the father of 2 handsome boys. He's a real outdoorsman, enjoying skiing and snowboarding among other sports. This morning I read this entry from Altus. I'm moved to share it with you because, as readers of this blog, you've proven yourself to be interested in something beyond the media blitz we're exposed to every day.
We must do what we can; whether it's contributing financially, crossing our fingers, saying our prayers, whatever..........so many people are in this heart-rending situation. Scary stuff and closer to home than we may like to consider. The world is a smaller place than it used to be. At least send blessings.