those who have read this blog for a while know that my military family was stationed in Japan for several years, during which i visited many many times and fell in love with many of the people, the places.

someday i’ll write about the complexity of my military experiences, but for now i just want to say that i keep going back and forth between memories of the people there, who have been through so much nuclear pain and death already; anger at the combination of cosmic and manmade forces that created this particular moment of tragedy; and praying.

my kind of praying is a bit different, perhaps. i’m speaking to the shiver in my spine when i feel connected to others – praying that humanity feels connected to Japan, and doesn’t abandon the people or the beautiful place in this hour of need when they need all of us to hold the space for what has already been taken, and what suffering will come from the ongoing nuclear crisis – for them and for all of us.