Image credit: Reuters/Kyodo
I don't really have anything eloquent to say, but I wanted to recognize here, on the blog, the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that changed so many people's lives last year. I'll never forget where I was, or what I was doing, one year ago at exactly 2:46 pm on March 11th, 2011, and even though we have now left Japan and moved to the US, my thoughts, especially today, are of Japan. Of the terrible loss. There are so very many sad stories. Of the devastation. Of the fear. Of the slow recovery efforts, and the rebuilding that will take many years to come. But also of hope for a better future.
(Sorry, the video of the documentary is no longer available. Hope you got a chance to see it!)
More photos of then and now from the BBC. Amazing!
JEARS (Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support) has continued to provide care to hundreds of animals stranded by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. As you can imagine, this involves a lot of resources and if you feel so inclined, they could certainly still use a little help.
I have mentioned them before too, but these story anthologies are also no less relevant now, one year on.
Plus a new anthology I just found out about, that looks pretty cool.
P.S. We're settling into our new home here in San Diego, and I'll be back to blogging soon.