"...As ye are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called His people... willing to bear one another's burdens, that they may be light... willing to mourn with those that mourn, yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort..." -Mosiah 18:8-9
Many friends in Japan have responded, saying they're safe. I am so grateful.
The earthquake and tsunami hit farther east than where they live,
and my friends in the Tokyo area are alive and accounted for.
If I was still in Japan, I'd be safe too, living in Kakogawa.
However, those same friends have other friends in
Sendai and Tokyo, who they're worried about,
who they haven't been able to contact,
who are missing.
Your string could start with me.
My string continues on to my Hyogo, Osaka, Ishikawa, and Tokyo friends.
Their strings continue on to their loved ones in the destroyed areas.
Roommate Amy: "Life is like a box of chocolates..."
Me: "Ya nevah know whatcha gowna get... Sometimes ya get the cherry-flavored ones, and you just gotta throw those away.
There's a cherry in my life right now. I don't WANT the cherry fillin', dang it! Gimme the caramel! ... *deep sigh* Someday I'll eat the caramel again."
And here's a sketch of Shenn, the King of O-Rayne,
from my little novel, Petrichor.
He's so monstrous.
I wanna look this good when I'm forty, too, Shenn. Tell me your secrets.
PS: Thank you all for your little love notes and gestures, both online and in person.