For Japan With Love
A part of me wants to block out the devastation unfolding in Japan. The destruction, the lives lost, their world utterly transformed; I would like to pretend it isn’t happening, that it couldn’t happen.
A month ago I cowered under my desk while an ‘earthquake’ rumbled over the intercom at work. I tried to imagine my bookcases coming tumbling down and the windows shattering as I clutched the side of the filing cabinet. I tried to imagine the chaos that would follow, a city in ruins, everything but the essentials becoming absolutely irrelevant.
We’re trying to prepare for the worst, but my mind simply can’t get there.
There is nothing that can prepare you for this. But we can do our best to ease the healing.
I’m digging my head out of the sand today and pulling out my wallet to donate. I hope you will too.