My March Madness – or Magic?

Hello to you who may have stumbled onto this little site that just basically allows me to talk about postcards and sometimes just what’s buzzing around my mind.

Has there ever been a bigger, more devastating tragedy than the horror that changed the Japanese forever? There are so many levels of shock – the deaths, the isolation, the freezing temperatures and the fortitude of the Japanese people.

Now, I think everyone in the world is beginning to understand how this nightmare will affect everyone. Radiation is spreading in our oceans. Young men are knowingly sacrificing their lives to work in the crippled nuclear plants. Crops are ruined, animals are contaminated. The auto industry has ground to a halt. And these things affect me sitting at my computer in Dallas, Texas.

The one thing that I keep thinking is what a complete difference there is between the Japan survivors and our Katrina survivors that looted their own city. I think of the BP disaster and know that there probably won’t be a way to contain radiation in the water, but fervently pray there is.

My own thoughts and positive emotions are all directed to the Japanese people. They must surely be due some good news.

But our lives do go on just as they did. I’m a little worried about a simple sinus infection that won’t heal. It’s a big thing for me because three years ago, I was told for months that I just had sinus problems. Turned out there was more to the story and I spent many months of my life in the medical world enduring radiation and chemo. I may have to undergo another CT scan to make sure the Big C hasn’t decided to revisit me. I’m very confident that isn’t it, but am weary of being paranoid every time I get the sniffles!

Then there were the cards. Again, so many wonderful cards. Earlier this month I posted the one I received from a girl named Lauren from Japan who sent a card to me exactly one week after the earthquake. I also received an amazing quilted card from a young woman who’s life is centered around her mother’s battle with cancer. I think Postcrossing is her way to take her mind away from the reality of treatment for just a little bit.

Many funny cards, many cards that make me want to hop on a plane and many beautiful cards of people, animals, places and things.

Please enjoy the world that arrived in my mailbox!

Hugs to all,

March Mania

~ by Wheeler on April 3, 2011.

3 Responses to “My March Madness – or Magic?”

  1. Michelle:

    So good read your blog…nice to see you 🙂

    I received a lovely response from a gal I sent a postcard to in Japan. Her words are imprinted in my heart.

    Funny, you should mention that you get paranoid when you have the sniffles. After surviving brain aneurysm surgery I go into panic and paranoid overdrive when I develop a bad headache. I guess it is just part & parcel when one has had a life-threatening illness. Bottom line is we know what it’s like and we don’t want to go back there again. Nopers.

    Having a blast with postcards.

    I think of you often.

    Kindest regards.

  2. Great post! You’ve gotten really good at this blog thing 🙂

  3. Hope your sinus infection was just that…a sinus infection, and has gone away by now.
    The devastation in Japan is mind numbing. Praying daily for all those affected directly or indirectly.
    Great group of cards!

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