Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Japan

These past few days have been full of terror and heartbreak in sympathy for the Japanese people for many of us, haven't they? And sometimes, such a feeling of helplessness...

But I've seen something else rise through the ashes...

A new outpouring of love to Japan, even from nations who have long hated the Japanese people...

A new-found respect for the diginity and grace of the Japanese, though for so long, the only time we think of them is when we wonder about their failing economy...

I think what we've all learnt is that we are all just human. We're here on this big old rock called Earth, and no matter what country we live on, we're really just one family.

And we love each other. We don't know each other, but we do! I look at my friend's FB status'es and there are calls to donate, offers to help collect donations, inspiring messages of encouragement... to a people we don't even know.

Maybe it takes a disaster for us to overcome differences and to discover that.

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