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Haiku on Wednesday

Posted by on 16 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: poetry, tsunami, Uncategorized

gentle, stately, behemoths
oyster barges waltzing on
the pearl-gray waters

an ocean, a sound, an inlet away
the cries of fam’lies
mourning great losses

always, after disaster
a pause to reflect
and then
business as normal.

Not the end of the world

Posted by on 14 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: citizenship, environment, Gardens and Life, hope, Making a Difference, social justice, tsunami, Uncategorized

Nothing that has been upsetting or bothersome to me the last few years seems to be all that important, in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami this last week. I am so sad.

I did contribute to the international Red Cross in the wake of the New Zealand earthquake.

And I have contributed to the United States Red Cross, which is sending aid to Japan now.

More than that, at this time… I don’t know what I can do. But I am working on figuring out “something” — it is possible that I will hold off on further contributions until things start to taper off. Right now, there is a lot of attention. But in a few months, they will still need help and I will have more time (and maybe some actual income as well).

So, that’s about as much as I think I can say. I am “off” this week — and maybe next (still trying to find a student teaching placement for me). Meantime, I am going to be doing some power cleaning, power napping, and likely even some power shopping (need to restock supplies). Spring is on the way!