I have felt guilty going on with my life while there is still so much suffering in Japan. You may remember a post I made featuring the beautiful photographs of Redrose.
I am glad to report, that she & her loved ones survived the devastation, but the impact of the disaster has taken its toll. She has recently posted on her blog Green Tomato about both the sadness & the hope that she & her country are feeling.
Here is just an exert, along with more of her beautiful photos:
The impact of radiation leak is becoming more serious. The shortage of electricity has severly damaged not only lives of people but also many operation in manufactures throughout Japan, and the situation has not been expected to improve yet.
However, a lot of people work hard all day and all night believing in
’s rebirth with a mobilized new dynamic. Japan
Aid groups from 134 countries are conducting relief activities in the disastrous areas. An American aid group named Operation Tomodachi, which means operation of friends, is actively helping the sufferers there. Many foods and water are carried by helicopters from “Ronald Regan” in harbor off the east coast, which we are really grateful.
Cherry blossom loved by Japanese people is going to bloom in April, which will brighten up people’s hearts. Though the tragedy is still going on, we believe that with people’s great courage and help for each other, a light to recover is going to be seen soon.