Saturday, March 12, 2011

Thinking about the People of Japan

I had to scour my archives for a photo that could represent Japan for today's blog.  We have Japanese restaurants in central Connecticut, but that is about it.  This is a relatively new one that opened about one year ago, with an unusual (to me) buffet format.

No doubt, yesterday's earthquake in Japan is on many minds today.   The scenes we saw repeatedly on TV were frightening.  Like you, my thoughts are with the people of Japan.  They have suffered very serious damage, but the Japanese are resilient and will recover.

20 comments:

Birdman said...

Something about this shot intrigues me... the many levels?

Kate said...

A good tribute to the people in Japan in that ravished country. I hope that the world responds with genuine efforts of help. I think many countries will offer assistance and aid.

Gunn said...

Yes, that was a good idea. We are many people who have strong emotional feelings, watching the (BBC) news and hoping that they will hurry up and rescue many more people and that the Japanese people will get help soon from all the countries who have said they want to help.
-nice photo!:)

cieldequimper said...

I am so thankful that I don't have tv and that I haven't felt the need to look it up on the web. My imagination is enough...

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

It's hard to conceive of such a monumental disaster and now this morning we learn that a nuclear plant has had an explosion which may mean the reactor is going through a meltdown. What that means, nobody seems to know for sure, other than it isn't good!

What kind of driver did you get? I've gone through 5-10 recently...and I've found that they're just like the collection of putters I have: none of them work! :-)

Dawn said...

Good choice for a photo today...and I agree with your comments on Japan.
Our hearts are with them.

Cezar and Léia said...

You are so right, all our love and prayers in this difficult moment.
Léia

Leif Hagen said...

As a former English teacher in Japan for two years, my heart bleeds for the people of Japan and especially all the wounded and families of victims!
I'm especially worried about my friends in Chiba!

Sharon said...

Wonderful sentiment.

Sequim Daily Photo said...

We don't have TV but we watched clips online and were overwhelmed. I cannot imagine going through that and felt helpless watching the coverage of it.

joo said...

Such a tragedy! I reckon that all of us are with Japanese at the moment!

RedPat said...

It is horrific times over there - hopefully many of the missing people will be found alive. Wonderful post and sentiment!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Warm thoughts and prayers for the people of Japan and those in other countries who are trying to make contact with friends and family in the area. Nice post, Jack.

G

Andy said...

Stopped by for a visit.

Farmchick said...

It is a very sad thing, but I do agree that they are a wonderful culture that will make every effort to recover.

Randy said...

What a great post Jack! Thanks for the birthday wish. I do still feel like a kid...sometimes.

jakartaphotos.info said...

My sadness for Japan.

By the way, you take an excellent shot of the restaurant. What pocket camera do you use, Jack? It's a good idea to have a camera in the pocket. A DSLR wouldn't do.

jakartaphotos.info said...

Thank you for your visit and info on your cameras. You're cool, Jack.

VP said...

You caught this very well, a good idea for a very sad thought...

JM said...

A great shot and a wonderful tribute, Jack. New released videos are more and more awful every day!