I've never been to Japan.
On my list of places to visit, not that I love travelling, is Japan but it is not in the top 5 countries I would like to visit. However, since last Friday, I've been addicted to Japan via the TV following the tragic situation in which she finds herself, especially after the earthquake, tsunami and now the threat of nuclear meltdown.
I've been following news feeds, tweets and also all the comments that appear on Facebook, apart from the usual TV fare.
The news is ongoing even as I write this.
Today I read about how the Japanese people are facing their situation. I hear that people queue up for food, there is no mad scramble or pushing and shoving. They buy only what they need, knowing that others want to feed their family too. Strangers help one another. People reach out in any and every way possible. There are so many more stories but these already tell me so much about the Japanese people.
Here is the link if you want to refresh your faith in humanity.
I used to have a low opinion of them because of WWII horror stories I had heard while growing up. Now I am glad that I see the other side of these people.
It is heartening and heartwarming to read about their courage and fortitude in such heartwrenching and heartbreaking times.
I humbly bow in great respect to the people of Japan.
(pics from photobucket)