Monday, March 14, 2011

May God Be With Us All

Japan is going through a severely tough time, possibly the toughest ever that I might experience in my life time. I am beginning to fail as a believer of "things happen for a reason", because of this.

What is happening out there is beyond my conception. I simply cannot conceive of what I am seeing on TV and reading on papers. Where it's all happening and people suffering, where everything is tangible, is far from where I lead my life. I go to work, eat warm food three times a day, use paper or gas or heat or water as I please, and in the end of the day I have a warm and comfortable bed to sleep on. Like nothing happened. In the bed I often imagine for a second that the people in the north have lost all of this that I have, and I am at loss for words to describe how I feel. Places of dear memories. Items of values. Beloved family members and friends. All gone. All.

Yet, my life keeps going as it did before. I am lucky to be alive, and to have everything that I do, both of which I have easily taken for granted. I keep telling myself "it is wrong of me to despair. Not now. Not yet."

May God be with us all. May God help the country get through even this.

Until next time,


1 comment:

  1. I am happy to hear that you are alive and safe. No one, me included, can understand why terrible things happen to those who do not deserve it. I think all we can do is live while we are here, treating others in a way that makes them feel their lives are better because of us. You are one of those people, and my heart is lighter with the knowledge that you are still with us, even though I have known for a while I would never see you again. I'm sure others could express this better than my clumsy attempt here, but more importantly, I'm sure there are many, many others who share my relief knowing you are able to write today.