Every year I am amazed at how new lives pop out as if all promised as spring approaches, even the trees that looked just dead from winter gets new lives. Love finding signs of spring everywhere.
Today marks 2 years since the great disaster of March 11, 2011. Two years. It makes me think a lot, remembering the devastation, sorrow, fear, all that surreal moments and emotions. We forget things and take it for granted that we always have "normal" every day, but to be able to live "normally" is such a precious thing. I am reminded of that thinking back those few months after the incident when I could not live my "normal" life.
I looked at these images of Otsuchi town of Iwate prefecture taken at the same spot every year since March 2011 by Jiji Press. It makes my heart aches to know that there still are close to 250,000 evacuees from the disaster, but to see the amazing recovery from these images are definitely encouraging and so I thought I would share these here. I hope it's okay.
|March 13, 2011. Otsuchi Town, Iwate Prefecture / Photo credit: Jiji Press|
|February 8, 2012 / Photo credit: Jiji Press|
|February 3, 2013 / Photo credit: Jiji Press|