I was going to do a refreshing, fun blog today but I am upset about Japan. I keep calling my mom like a crazy person because I worry about their well being all the time.
The earthquakes affected my family minimally. They were safe and although they were inconvenienced, they were fine. Now with the after effects of the explosion of the Fukushima-Daiichi, things are becoming a little scary.
What the news in the US says and what the government is telling Japanese citizens about the effects of the nuclear radiation, etc. are conflicting. I'm not sure what to think and how I'm supposed to feel about how my family is fairing.
Food supplies are scarce, there is no gasoline at the local pumps, it is unsure if they can obtain daily supplies for much longer. People have been cautioned to not walk outside if it is raining because of the radiation affecting the body... It's not wartime in Japan but there are strange parallels and it's really scary. I have flashbacks to movies of the war that I saw when I was growing up.
I'm mostly upset because I can't do anything. I feel so helpless. All I can do for my family is to call them and see if they are okay. I know that they will try to do the best they can... I'm just devastated by how the country is doing. Japan is an incredibly strong country for how tiny it is. It is made of people of unbelievable patience and strength. I believe that in time, it will recover, just like they did after the Kanto-Daishinsai of 1923.
I don't know how to help and I feel so lost.