Monday, March 14, 2011

A REALLY BIG ONE


I expect most people, like me, have been glued to their TV watching the horrific and devastating footage of Japan's earthquake.


I decided to draw what I had seen, with the idea that putting it on paper would maybe put it more into perspective for me. I think I wanted to make it more true for me and not just another  American reality show. I especially wanted this because I know a serious earthquake could happen here, though I really don't think it would be as bad as the one in Japan. Then again, why do I believe that?  Just illogical thinking, I guess. But I'm a logical thinker --or maybe just a wishful thinker.  I don't know!! I am an over-thinker.

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Do you remember my telling you about one of my past students, Jose, last week?  Well, I met someone who knows his family very well, just the other day. Apparently he is getting married next month.  So that is good news. I didn't even know he was still in Carlsbad

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Doctor's info...They have ruled out rheumatoid arthritis.  So now I have to have physical therapy and also follow up with my specialist, to check on my neuropathy and fibromyalgia.



12 comments:

Wanda said...

I too can't stop feeling the sadness as I watch these pictures over and over. I think puting in on paper is good therapy. I have thought of doingit too. Maybe I will.

I know we are due for another big one in CA...

Sorry to hear of your medical issues.

claude said...

Nice tribute, Chris !
This is a terrible event in Japan.
Better health !

Elizabeth said...

That's a good way of making it more concrete, Chris, and in the act of drawing it, I suspect that you were also praying through the situation and handing it over to God. x

snafu said...

I cannot imagine what it must be like to lose everything and so many people, children, family, friends and work colleagues and even worse not knowing if they are dead or somewhere as yet undiscovered. The lingering hope that someone will return is so strong and can happen even when you were with someone as they died and know they cannot return, but not to know must be terrible.

Gillian said...

A fitting tribute to the brave and beseiged people of Japan. I recognise the image you used - isn't she a beautiful young lady!

kaybee said...

The heartache of the Japanese people is unimagineable. I weep everytime I look at the photos or videos that bring home the reality of the devastation...and I pray.

MorningAJ said...

It puts a lot of things into perspective, doesn't it? I've always known the power of the sea because I grew up near it, but I also knew that as long as I stayed on land it would leave me alone. I can't imagine facing a tsunami.

Mike said...

Very moving picture... thank you.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Japan is on everyone's mind at present I think.

Glad you do not have R A - I have a friend with it and it is a terrible disease.

Rosy said...

I am still in shock and awe over the pictures that I keep seeing, it is really something at how powerful nature can really be and yet so very sad as well....makes me want to move to higher ground being so close as I am to the San Diego Harbor. egags just the thought of us having one here gives me the ebbies jeebies.

Just recently I learn my boyfriend mother has neuropathy, still not sure what it is though and neither does he.

AutumnLeaves said...

Your painting captures perfectly the chaos and unrest of these trying times. My heart goes out to Japan. I cannot imagine what they are going through and I hope I never have to share that experience. I have fibro too and it is so miserable so much of the time. I don't take anything for it as when I was taking something it did nothing. Muscle relaxants are useless, as are antidepressants. It feels like it is my bones that hurt, and my skin.

Sandy said...

Chris - I like this drawing!