Monday, March 14, 2011


We are safe and well here in Japan. There has been some worry expressed on our behalf for our safety- for which I am grateful.
It is an unbelievable disaster. Every news report brings further knowledge of destruction. I couldn't work at all today. I tried to draw something that would make me feel better. Mostly, we feel so helpless. The earthquake happened just as kids were getting out of school. I am grateful that I have mine safe and sound. I wish that everyone did.


  1. I am so thankful you and your family are safe, Amy. Prayers for all those who have been affected by the devastation.

  2. I've been thinking a lot about you. The news here is covered with frightening images from the earthquake and tsunami. It is good to know you and your family are safe and well. There are a lot of prayers to be said for those who were hit harder. There are so many ties from this side of the world to that, I think a lot of people are shocked and worried. Keep us updated!

  3. Thanks for your thoughts. Just when I think I have a grasp of the scale of this whole thing it becomes so much bigger. The first we heard was that there might be 60 people dead. Now maybe as many as 20,000.
    What is normal life in the face of such suffering?

  4. I'm so glad you are okay. We were very worried. What is the saying--life is full of suffering, but it is also full of the overcoming of it.
    Please let us know if we can do anything at all.

  5. THanks Jo- we are fine.
    Currently the government is asking people to stay away from the area because of the danger and deprivation. ( It snowed last night! I know I was cold 500 km south.)
    Give money to the Red Cross! Its all anyone can do
    So desu ne!
    Ganbatte Kudasai!

  6. Hi Amy,

    Praying and thinking of you all. Just stumbled upon your blog.

    Will definately try to find some way of donating to Red Cross. The suffering I have only witnessed from the news here seems indescribable ...

    With you and the Japanese in solidarity x