It’s Clinton . I’ve had an amazing 1st week in japan and can’t wait to share these incredible experiences with my family and friends. Patrick and I are resting from a long day at work at the Onsen and taking the opportunity to upload some pictures that we took after dropping Dave off at the bullet train.
This is the rest of the town on the East side of the bay. The tree in the distance in one of many planted hundreds of years ago when the town was founded, but all of its brothers and sisters were swept away.
Words failed the majesty of this tree, but I’ll go ahead anyway. I was awash with emotions as we drew near. The utter desolation in every direction was total and complete, but this tree, hundreds of years old, orphaned and alone, stood over fifty feet tall, erect in defiance of this insanity. We kept a respectful distance and shot some brief video, and then headed back to the car.
I’m not posting these to upset or depress you, just to provide a sense of scope or scale for anyone who is only following on the news. This raw footage from Ground Zero is what gets us out of bed every morning and what motivates us to do the work we can do. Patrick and I are incredibly pumped for TJ to get here (He’s about 10 hours from touching down) and we’re eager to get back to work at the Volunteer Center tomorrow.