arrived in this envelope from Belgium this morning.
My Twelve by Twelve friend, Françoise, who has traveled to Japan quite often, was very excited for me to have the opportunity and shared in my disappointment. So, she sent me a bit of Japan in the form of papers, fabric scraps and a lovely bookmark, created by her.
Today was the day of our departure and so it was especially poignant to receive this lovely little package from her.
As I have said, I am sad, but it pales in comparison with my sadness for the Japanese people and all that they are enduring.