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This beautiful and inspiring letter, ‘A Letter from Sendai’, is written by Anne Thomas who lives in Sendai, Japan, which was recently hit by a 9.0 earthquake and a subsequent major tsunami.

…During the day we help each other clean up the mess in our homes. People sit in their cars, looking at news on their navigation screens, or line up to get drinking water when a source is open. If someone has water running in their home, they put out a sign so people can come to fill up their jugs and buckets…

…No one has washed for several days. We feel grubby, but there are so much more important concerns than that for us now. I love this peeling away of non-essentials. Living fully on the level of instinct, of intuition, of caring, of what is needed for survival, not just of me, but of the entire group…

Read the full Letter from Ode Magazine here.

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