So, yes, it's been busy.
Japantown has had a lot of good people and organizations doing a lot of good things!
Sak n' Sak has been a part of some of these. Not all have been about Japan Relief & Recovery, but there's the daily issue of trying to work at our other jobs which occupy our lives and pay the rent so to speak. But is this really and excuse for not writing? I don't think so. Still, time doesn't seem to stretch at all. In reality, it keeps going stopping not for man nor beast nor galaxies beyond. An interesting dimension; time.
Time doesn't affect anything but what we choose to recognize it as affecting. Or rather, it seems to me, that when I notice things slipping by, I'm alerted to the passing of time. If rapid brain function is any indication, or concussions make a difference, the passing of time in my brain is under my control. My control of my brain-time and the 'outside' real world time seem to be completely disassociated with each other.
So, I'm usually late. Which is weird for a long-time-ago swimmer who wanted to make an Olympic team. You'd think I'd always want to be on time or ahead of time, wouldn't you?
Which is a very odd way of saying that being on time is a challenge. So I cannot debate those who come to eco-friendliness later in life. In fact, it seems this has been a slow growing awareness which has taken decades from those first micro-environmental studies in the 1960's to become a noticeable habit in our daily lives.
It seems that the nonchalant and even in-your-face challenging attitude of those not involved, what was it? The X-generation? has ceased to be of influence. Maybe it's the years of trying to make sure that the youth of the nation had a nation to belong to. And maybe it's the years of small changes which create a waterfall or windstorm to power one huge change in awareness for the entire world.
The world sees that it's important to look at those grains of sand sifting themselves into a neat pyramid that keep going till they're gone. A realization that these grains of sand will actually BE gone at some time. And the extrapolation of thousands upon thousands of examples like these have meant that people wrote, spoke, created films, videos, photo collages, artwork, websites, tweets(and what's coming next?) to make people aware that we can have economic growth AND a good eco-sound world in the future.
The logs are moving downriver as (who were those guys?) planned.