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12 Mar 2011
What happened yesterday in Japan still breaks my heart. Watching cracks appear on the earth, buildings sway like flowers - it's just unthinkable. I wouldn't know what to do had I been there. This recent event brings to mind Haruki Murakami's after the quake:



Here, an excerpt:

"Five straight days she spent in front of the television, staring at crumbled banks and hospitals, whole blocks of stores in flames, severed rail lines and expressways. She never said a word. Sunk deep in the cushions of the sofa, her mouth clamped shut, she wouldn’t answer when Komura spoke to her. She wouldn’t shake her head or nod. Komura could not be sure the sound of his voice was even getting through to her..."

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