There is so much misery in this world, and life goes on (it has to), but it’s impossible for me to go back to normal, while people in Japan suffer and bad news keep on coming in by the second. I can barely watch TV these days, which makes me feel so weak. At the same time I’m so proud to see how the Japanese try to deal with the catastrophe. I know they’ll rise above this.
Of course there’s no way Alex and I will enjoy our planned trip to Japan on 1st of April. But we haven’t cancelled, yet, as I’d love to see my family (my grandma and my uncle who are safe, thank God) now more than ever. It doesn’t look good, though, and we’ll make a sensible decision within the next couple of days I guess.
She might not be overjoyed to turn up or be related with a sad post like this, but she’s someone I wanted to introduce here (if you don’t know her blog, which you probably already do) a looooong time ago. And since she’s been to Japan and knows all about the beauty of the people and the country, I think there couldn’t be a better time to mention her blog here:
Check out the gorgeous, funny and unbelievably talented Al and her blog, The Red Dot!
There’s no way you wouldn’t enjoy reading her witty stories! And her beautiful illustrations… What a waste of talent – this strong lady is going to be a scientist! A real one! When she recently re-launched her blog, she dropped her Givenchy girl, which had been part of her header. I was rather sad about it so she did – what? She sent it to me by email! I think I will print it and frame it. I love it and I love Al for sending it to me! Thank you Al, you’re the best! Seriously.
(courtesy of The Red Dot)
If you want to do anything to help people in Japan (and at the same time get something absolutely beautiful in return), buy Yoko Furusho’s wonderful illustration for USD 15. The artist will donate all the profits from the sales of this prints through Japan Red Cross and Yahoo Japan Volunteer for the rescue and recovery of the earth quake in Japan.
(And who pointed me to this link? Yep, Al – she’s also on twitter.)