It's Sunday afternoon as I write this post. I've been in a funk since Friday upon learning the tragedy that struck Japan, so soon after the floods in Australia and the earthquake in New Zealand. I wondered if anything was worth posting, thinking it was all too frivolous compared to what so many others are suffering through. I wrote my concerns to a wonderful friend and she convinced me that, living and sharing all that is creative and wonderful is a way to show that we try. Try to cheer up spirits, show that life is still beautiful.. There is some comfort in that. And as many of you with little ones to care for know, it's very hard to reflect on all that is bad and stay in the doldrums as through it all, one must make meals, feed our family, do the laundry, clean the house and make sure to keep up with living.
So through it all, I find myself silently praying and thinking of my friends in Japan and friends here with family there. I feel a frustration and guilt in being able to sit here, typing this post surrounded by all my 'stuff', in relative safety and security.
So my thoughts are with you friends.. in Japan.
Should you wish to make a donation, consider the Canadian Red Cross or your local Red Cross where you live: redcross.ca
I'd like to update this post today: Thank you Jen of Red Cross Talks for commenting and leaving some pertinent info on how to help out: For Canadians across the country, you can connect with the Canadian Red Cross on flickr, twitter and facebook as indicated below:
Red Cross Flickr account.
On Twitter, @redcrosscanada
The photos seen in this post were taken yesterday, right before Keira and her friend Miss B were off to celebrate a friend's birthday. They made the Mister and I smile seeing their naive happiness in dancing with each other. It made my heart soar to see their pure joy just being with each other.