Tomorrow a lot of people are planning to go to the japan embassy here in Chile and light up candles and put flowers outside to show our sympathy of what’s happening right now in Japan.
The saddest part is that on the page that encourages people to go to this meeting there are other people saying it´useless, why not send them money they say? They are never going to know you did that, they say. So it is in fact useless.
I don´t think it is useless, to draw a picture, to try to collect some money to give to redcross, to make something to remember the people who died days ago in Japan. We are part of this world, all of us, we send energies all the time, good and bad, to give harmony and balance, to tell the rest of the world and to yourself that you too can feel the pain of others, it’s what should make us human. Yes, I know some people are going to light up candles and pray for their souls. That´s fine too!, even if you don’t believe in souls (I don’t know if I do), it means you care.
On the other hand, I have to say I feel sorry for the bitter people that think that every gesture you make is useless unless it’s donating money. Some people like myself don’t have any money right now to donate, I wish I had Sandra Bullock’s money and I could donate a million dollars…but I can’t.
Anyway, if you are in Santiago the meeting is tomorrow outside Japan’s embassy at 21:00.