“Stars in the Sky”
My friend lives with her husband and children on Bowen Island, British Columbia. Last night she sent me this email which, after asking and gaining her permission, I now publish.
Just home from a fundraiser for Sendai.Someone here on Bowen lived Sendai-way for a year, 15 years ago. She read a letter from ‘Michiko’ with whom she has kept in touch since then. A touching story of a schoolbus found, full of kindergarten-age children who were to graduate the next day, clasping one another, gone.
“They are now stars in the sky,” said the letter. More than a few sniffles . . .Michiko wrote that there are hundreds of stories like that. I cannot imagine. I don’t want to imagine.
The woman here has kept in touch with three of the people she met. She’s only been able to track down two of them since March.
The fragility of life.
. . .