I want to say that for anyone who knows me, they know that Japan has always been rather close to me. I've never been there, it's true, but I don't think I have to in order to feel even an iota of richness that it holds.
It has been a place that I have dreamed of going to visit and it's had a lot of influence on me in general. I may just be a small town country girl but so many of what I'm passionate about has come from this country.
And now it really does sadden me, to a deep place in my heart, to know that today so many people were killed and countless others, having their homes and things and memories and livelihood destroyed. I pray that those that are alive stay that way and can get to safety and I hope those unaffected will find a safe place or at least go and help if help is possible. I hope that other areas of the country stay safe and intact.
I'm glad chochajin
is safe (as she is the only person I know personally who lives in Japan.)
I'm really confused and shocked right now. The magnitude of the destruction is something I still don't quite comprehend as news reports come in.
I usually can stay somewhat disconnected to these things for the most part. And I don't care if this makes me seem like a Japanophile. I'm not ashamed to say that I enjoy a lot of things about Japan and it's culture (though I can acknowledge and accept it's flaws, just like I can with my own country.)
Again, I hope and pray people can stay safe.
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