Friday, March 11, 2011

my japan

Oh my Japan. My heart is with you.

I know most of you have probably heard about this already, but in case you haven't: during their Friday afternoon (it's night time right now), Japan suffered an 8.9 earthquake, plus the accompanying tsunami. The earthquake itself lasted five minutes. If you've been to Japan, you know that the country is crammed with people and buildings and boats and cars. The buildings are tall and sandwiched together. And in the countryside, areas largely affected by the tsunami, the homes are modest and meager, surrounded by rice patties, easily swept away by strong water. Every square inch of the country is used, and from the footage on the news, you can see how that affected the destruction. So far, hundreds are reported dead, hundreds injured, but thousands (literally) more are expected to be reported once daylight returns to the country.

Oh my heart. This place means more to me than almost any other place on earth. I'm just so sad.

I miss you Japan and send you my prayers.

I took this photo in the summer of 2008 in Ueno , a province in Tokyo.

1 comment:

The Harrises said...

I had thought of you when this happened. I was thinking of people who might have had a connection. I'm sorry this happened.


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