Ongoing Relief Effort

Tsunami damage

Life has a way of slipping in the room, insisting on being noticed and the demanding all one’s attention. Because of that, I had forgotten much of what is going on in the world outside of my dramas.  Signs of Life in Tokyo had a post, included among the Freshly Pressed, which reminded me that the world is so much larger than me.  A simple trip to northern Japan to help with clean up provided perspective on the significance of any help at all and the magnitude of the clean up itself.

Life simply will not release me to make such a trip.  I will do what I can here, adding a drop in that bucket of hopes and prayers.


sharded soil–our hearts


About T A Smith

Just one of the literacy scholars on this site who wants to explore writing in all its complexities.
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6 Responses to Ongoing Relief Effort

  1. Remember that even when we can’t get to those we want to help, there is always someone or something close by who needs it too. Doing some good in the world anywhere can be a wonderful way to re-align. 🙂

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Welcome back. What you said is quite true, and its so easy to miss needs near home when one is focused on something further away and more stunning. Change our piece of the world, right? I’ll look for you at WWP this week. 😀

  2. lolamouse says:

    It’s easy to get wrapped up in our own lives and suddenly something jolts us into the bigger world that we are a part of. Thank you for reminding us.

  3. slpmartin says:

    I am reminded of O Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi”…sometimes it’s not the gift…but the giver..peace be with you.

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