My husband and I were awake last night when Twitter began reporting the 8.9 earthquake in northeastern Japan, and we watched the footage of the tsunami. It feels very personal to us, because we lived in Tokyo for more than two years. Remote as Tokyo may be from me now, the tsunami waves from that disaster are reaching Capitola, where I grew up, this morning. I also find that the disaster is hitting me in the heart, making me worry for my friends who live there, making me talk to people and share my feelings because they are too deep and moving not to be shared.
My friend Bob Eggleton (the brilliant sf/f artist) said on Facebook this morning,