I don’t have a lot of words for any of this. Perhaps my heart’s unstoppable gravitation to all the people and parents and children in Japan, and neighboring countries is also at play in my emotional reaction here. Who of us doesn’t on some level imagine our own parenting through a natural disaster these days?
As a single mother with a zillion more resources, and as an adoptive parent I experienced this visual story on so many layers. For the women in this slideshow what they are taking on every day in “normal” times is beyond what I face in the worst of times. It is a New York Time’s slideshow from 2009. I came across it last night while being shaken inside out reading this incredible blog by a Korean adult adoptee called Yoon’s Blur. As Color Online wrote yesterday, Japan and Asia are in her heart. The Red Cross is where her and my contributions are going (she links to many charities you can support) today.