Friday, March 18, 2011

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I have been thinking about the people of Japan....I created these cloth pieces a couple of years ago.

Last night daughter #2 had a band concert, and as I was sitting there listening and enjoying.

I kept thinking of the people of Japan..... I was so grateful to be able to attend my daughters

school and listen to the children play music.




 daughter #2
 

Watching everything unfold makes me see just how connected we all are.....

Just thinking....


I wanted to share a link to a blog I have followed over the years:





Peace <3

22 comments:

  1. love,love,love the cloth piece you did and thanks for the prompt to make one think.

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  2. Helen, thank you <3
    These pieces are on my first quilt that I have mostly pieced together...
    I hope to do some more stitching soon.

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  3. One of the things I've read recently is that Japan's disasters are easier for other industrial nations to identify with than some other disasters. It could happen here...every moment is so precious.

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  4. We have had the same idea, Marie, I also put together a few pieces of fabrics from Japan brought back by a dear friend whose son is there with his family. I love your quilt and the thoughts it inspires. Thank you for this touching tribute.

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  5. it's heartbreaking and for me every day it feels worse, I can't see any light shining for them yet, awful.

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  6. Oh Deb, I know what you are saying...
    This country has 100 or so nuclear plants and It is the greed of a few men that cause such strife for so many. There are safer alternatives. Very sad.
    Every moment is precious. Thank you.
    <3

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  7. Isabelle, Yes, I think we have a collective "heart"
    and feel for all of the people of Japan. I pray for them and I pray for your dear friend's son and his family who are there. <3

    I think we as a world of people must raise our consciousness and realize the Earth is a living thing and so is all that is in it...<3
    thank you :)

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  8. Karen,
    I know...it is so sad. Like I have said, a few greedy men prosper for a season and when the whole thing goes "south", every one else suffers...just wrong. Hopefully, things will cool down.

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  9. karen continued....


    hopefully things will cool down soon!
    <3

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  10. Marie, I just let Peggy know, and now you, (I want people truly intuned to the Japanese people to see this) if you go to Shiborigirl.com and on the left is Glennis's facebook link and posted on her wall from Thursday is a comment titled "an Unbelievable letter" it is from someone in Sendai and it is truly unbelievable! Namaste'helen salo

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  11. Helen, thank you so much for sharing the letter.
    Her words were "moving" beyond belief. From all I have heard/read there seems to be a real sense of "calm" amongst the people of Japan and her words sum it up beautifully. Such grace and spirit...
    peace
    <3

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  12. p.s. I think this so important...I am sharing it.
    Thank you so much Helen.

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  13. I love the cloth pieces that you've put together and how timely that you could take it out now and work on it. Beautiful daughter too.

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  14. agrigirl, thank you. I loved the geisha fabric from the moment I saw it. I read Memoirs of a Geisha and loved the book. What I really admired was the strength, determination, grace, humility and endurance of the main character. The quilt piece came to mind when I heard/read how the people of Japan were responding to the situation.
    Daughter #2 is a real sweetie...thank you<3

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  15. Japanese culture is so refined and beautiful. I sense what you have been thinking and the loss of the people and their cherished ways of existing. It is so very sad. I like the piece that you have created. And such a sweet photo of daughter #2!

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  16. Hi Phyllis,
    My oldest son took Japanese in High School and I thought it was such a great idea that he chose that language because I agree with you that the Japanese are a culture that is refined and beautiful.
    I have stitched the quilt piece to my original quilt. I will share it someday. (on this blog).
    My daughter #2 is a really sweetie...thank you <3

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  17. Love the pic, she looks exactly like you (: I hate reading about Japan, but hate not reading it. Somehow it seems selfish to cut ourselves off from what is happening over there; we should be thinking about it and sending healing a positive thoughts that way.... I want to remember to say a grateful prayer of thanks many times a day that my home and family are intact. It helps with the enormity of it. Hard to comprehend it from the pictures, you know?

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  18. Thank you. #2 daughter does look a lot like me...he he..., but she is definitely much more outgoing and independent and confident. :)
    It is hard to imagine the difficulty the people in Japan face and I agree we must send loving thoughts and have gratitude for what we do have.
    <3

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  19. OMG! Doesn't she look like you, Marie?! Love your little Japan inspired pieces...

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  20. She probably looks the most like me out of my three girls. We are very close. I admire my girls
    because they have strong personalities, very independent. (thankfully) :)
    They teach me so much.
    Thank you<3

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  21. I love your cloth. It reminds me of the bean bags that they would make to hold their bean from the market in. Now I read this sometime ago and if you push me I will find it again. But I can't right now remember what it is called. Have you heard of this?

    Just found out that in Japan they have two different power grids, with different voltages, which makes it nearly impossible for them to fix the rolling brown outs that they are having in Tokyo and it will only get worst as summer is coming and air conditioning will add more demands.

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  22. I called these cloths "3 bean cloths". I wrote a post, quite some time ago, about it in another blog of mine. :)
    Thank you. <3

    Wow, really sad about Japan and the challenges they are facing.

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