Freckles in April: A Sunday Share

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Sunday Share

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.

5 comments:

  1. The news makes me so sad too. Then I tear up when I see a good story, like those that you shared. :)

    Erin
    www.erintagledesign.com

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  2. I watched one video where people formed a human chain to save a man and his two little boys.

    Another website that I read is Acte Gratuit. She was there during the disasters. This post made me sob! http://actegratuit.blogspot.com/2011/03/american-refugees-from-sendai.html

    Oh. And I read your blog. Hi!

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  3. @Laura

    Thank you so much for sharing that post!

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  4. what a lovely post. thank you for sharing positive stories. the devastation is overwhelming so it's good to cling to some happy endings too.

    ~liz

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  5. You share such terrific things. There ARE good people out there!

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