Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A quick break from running
I want to take a quick break from running to talk about Japan. I lived there for a cumulative several years (spanning at least four separate times) and the recent earthquake/tsunami/nuclear incident trifecta has me horrified. I do speak and read Japanese (my undergrad degree is in it, actually), so I spend most mornings lately watching Japanese-language programming to get the latest news and stories. I'm amazed at the resilience and willpower of the people. It's not surprising, actually, given what I know about them collectively, but to watch it in action in such a terrible time inspires me quite a bit. I pray for them and their recovery, or at least as much of a recovery as can be made after something so traumatic. For those who wish to help, I'd suggest donations to the Red Cross as a likely place to start; they have had local offices in Japan for years and know the landscape.