Sunday, April 03, 2011

Sunday Snippets

On Saturday we had lunch with a friend who lost his wife in the earthquake. In some ways he is doing amazingly well and in other ways he is struggling. That's probably a good description of all of us, nearly fifteen months after January 12th, 2010.

We had some tax people at school a couple of weeks ago doing an audit. They were offered a quiet, comfortable conference room, but instead chose a smaller, less comfortable, more cluttered space because it had better access to an exit. Hyper-vigilance is the new normal, especially when you're in a place you don't know well.

We're looking at Japan, or at least, those of us who can bear to. NPR produced this photo feature showing similarities between our earthquake and theirs.


Sarah SSM said...

Thank you for sharing this. Much appreciated. I have certainly been praying for both and reacted much more strongly to the situation in Japan than I would have before the earthquake in Haiti. Just so much heartbreak.

Janet said...

I was interested to see that photo feature. Just this morning Doug and I were talking about how little we hear in the news now about Japan, other than the nuclear story.

Such devastation.