Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Outpouring of Concern

I have been moved by all the heartfelt concern that the blogger world has shown for Japan in its time of need.

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Keizoku wa chikara nari
Continuance is power/strength.

Liza shared this photo by Abby. A donation of $8 from the sale of each print on her Etsy shop will go to the Red Cross.

Many blogs gave links to charitable organizations but English Muse seemed to give the best suggestion. Philanthropy.com has an updated list of relief efforts on the ground in Japan now, & gives links for making donations.

I was especially moved by personal accounts like the one by Marjory, at Chemin Des Muguets, whose son telephoned from Tokyo to let his parents know that he was all right.

But by far the most touching post I saw was from The Magnificent Life of Plants via Sophie Munns.  Here are the strong voices of  Japanese survivors, tweeting impressions that are both uplifting & hopeful. 
If you only click one of these links let it be this one. Read the post & then go to Philanthropy.com & make a donation. You will want to.


  1. I'm feeling so very sad about all of this today.

  2. Sally,
    I was so struck by the powerful gesture of both the image and words ...stories from the people... am so very glad to share this from "The Magnificent Life of Plants".
    Thank you for your touching comment... and this wonderful post.
    Your previous post with photos from the japanese blogger is so poignant!

  3. Thank you so much, Sophie. I felt it was such a powerful statement ... I was so touched when I read it on your blog... & wanted to continue the sharing .... I am sure others will feel the same way.

  4. What a perfect post! May our thoughts & prayers continue to be with them!!

    Happy Weekend Dear! xo

  5. Sally, Thank you very much for your thoughtful post.
    “Keizoku ha chikaranari ”. The Japanese are taught this saying at young age from parents and teachers at school. This saying has always been with me to support myself in my difficult time.
    I had been away from my computer for a while.
    I am glad to be back here and to see you.

  6. Dear Redrose,
    I am glad that you are back too. I am very happy to hear from you again. My thoughts continue to be with you, your country, & its people. Stay safe!