Friday, March 18, 2011

Remember Those In Need

This last week, life for most of us has continued as usual. We are awaiting the coming of spring and preparing our summer gardens. Many of us have been vacationing due to spring break. We are enjoying time with friends and family.

Yet on the other side of the world life is not so normal. Throughout the week I have watched coverage of the continuing disaster in Japan. The earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear threat is beyond anything that most of us have ever or will ever have to endure. Yet still these quiet stoic people do just that.

Tears just seem to not do any justice for the fate which has fallen onto the population of Japan. I watched today as Americans and others left the country to escape the threat of what may come. Yet just moments later I watched as older native people were set up in camps as they are unable to travel. I watched as the little children were scanned for nuclear activity. I wondered what about them. What about those who are not able to run or fly out of harm's way?

I hold them in my prayers and thoughts. Knowing that ahead of them is a road that few could travel. In my travels on Esty I found a wonderful artist Naokosstop.  She is from Japan and is living in New York. I purchased some art from her last year as I simply love the simplicity of her work. I came across her site the other day and found that one of her pictures she is donating 50% of the cost to the Red Cross. I usually do not publicize such things yet the picture entitled "Thinking of Home" seems so fitting.

I have also included other sites that revolve around the relief effort for Japan. Once again our world is faced with a need that is far greater than those who are effected can satisfy. If only with a thought and a prayer or the lighting of a candle: remember those who are hurting.


AkasaWolfSong said...

Thank You thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Japan at this time.


mxtodis123 said...

Very moving post. This tragedy breaks my heart.

Robin Larkspur said...

thanks for the link to the sweet and lovely art at Etsy. We all want to help so much, and yet it is so overwhelming to know what to do. Thanks for your post.

Jayne said...

It's difficult to enjoy the seasonal amenities when there is so much suffering in Japan. Their country is decimated from the natural disasters and now the people must contend with heightening radiation levels and impending nuclear catastrophe.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Thank you so much for sharing this heartfelt post and links. It is so heartbreaking what is happening every day and you feel so helpless. We must always think of the people of Japan and do whatever little we can...Theresa