I have been following the news from Japan since last Friday and been anxious about the radiation levels in Tokyo since then. It feels much better today reading the updated news of Fukushima nuclear power plant. Got the magazines and the book one day before the earthquake in Japan from my dear friend Sonoko. My heart is full of tenderness and gratefulness when I got the parcel. Then I was shocked by the earth quake. I send Sonoko an email and asked how she was in Japan. She replied a couple of days later after the earth quake and said she and her family is safe and fine. And then she wrote about the Nordic design which she loves and a Norwegian magazine which I mentioned to her in the previous email. She is so calm to my surprise, and I admire her so much for this. I must say that Sonoko is another wonderful lady which I am getting to know from this blogspot sphere. People will know how grateful , and how lucky I am from the above pictures which I post here.
Anja made the painting to Sonoko this morning. Anette made one as well. I managed to send out a small parcel to her today. Silly me...... I was wondering whether the post office in Tokyo would work as normal during this special time. It is not showing big sign of spring in Norway yet. However, it is there. It is warmer and snow is melting. Spring is always a season which is full of hope. Dear Sonoko, I hope you can sense the smell of Spring from the girls' paining to you.