I'm so removed from Japan and can only interpret what's happening by proxy. I hate that such intense natural disasters hit some times and cause untold devastation...and I'm loathe to think about assessing the damage tomorrow when the full light of day rears its head. I want to remain positive and cling to ideas like how strick their building codes are and how brilliant their engineers are, but these thin silver linings do little help to my mind as I sit and watch yet another nation be rocked by nature.

In an attempt to think of Japan removed from this disaster, I'm posting this fairly ordinary photo. Comfort in the little things I guess. I love the differences between cultures, no matter how subtle.

All the best, Nippon.