Sunday, 13 March 2011
I feel so blessed.
It was a glorious day today so we all wrapped up warmly and went into the garden. The biggun's hurtled about on their tractors whilst Mr Cuckoo and his Dad did their best to keep them off the flower beds. I settled down with Granny and my crochet. Mini Cuckoo slept peacefully in the fresh air beside me. Later we ate a huge lunch and then my Mum and step Dad arrived. We all sat about having cups of tea and coffee and I felt very lucky to live this wonderful life....
...On the other side of the world it's a very different story for many. Those in Japan, Christchurch and Australia are dealing with horrors I can't even begin to imagine. I've had to stop watching the footage of the tsunami in Japan as I'm so hormonal and emotional I get frightened and overwhelmed by it all. I can't reconcile the images I am seeing with the memories of my time in Japan. Seeing those cities literally washed away. Seeing the water surging forward, carrying buildings, cars, trees and people. It's horrific.
I intend to redouble my efforts to do some granny squares and sign up for Sarah London's "Crochet a Rainbow" and I'll be on the look out for something practical I can do for those in Japan.