Then I came home and found that Susan Briscoe had posted this link on Facebook, http://kimonomagic.blogspot.com/2011/05/one-day-in-ishinomaki.html
Yesterday I was catching up with some blogs and read one by Deb in Christchurch, NZ, who writes
"Here in our beautiful city life has changed forever and I think we are all slowly realising the fact. It is going to be many years until life returns to the “normal” we once knew and then it will be a new version of that which we will all have to get used too. All we can do is be there for each other."
I think Deb sums it up for all the places in the world hit by disaster of any sort. Life will not be the same as it was before the event.
These three things reminded me that I need to keep the people of Japan, New Zealand and elsewhere in my thoughts and prayers even if they are no longer in the news. Thank you Trish, Susan and Deb.