I've been silent on Japan largely because I just don't know what to say. I'm overwhelmed and horrified and when I think about it I just get really upset. The tsunami videos have inspired some recurring nightmares. I can't help but put myself in the shoes of all the mothers who must have tried to save their children from that wall of water. There are going to be so many sad stories coming out of this.
Which is why I cling to the good stories.
Like this article about a family who has survived TWO tsunamis in the past 6 years.
And this one about a four month old baby and a 70 year old woman who were both found alive.
And you have to read the first six paragraphs in this article. Class acts, I tell you. The whole lot of them.
As bad as the devastation has been, there have been a surprising number of uplifting stories that give a small measure of peace in the midst of a lot of sadness.