Our Dearest Friends in Japan,
Even if words are powerless
to express our personal and collective sadness, concern and care for
you, we still would like to bring to you through this letter our
deepest and sincerest empathies.
We are inspired no end by
stories we see in the news: of your quiet dignity and self-respect
despite the suffering and devastation, of your determination not to
succumb to selfishness as you continue to care for each other and
the whole world. Yes, you have become much larger rather than being
diminished. And we sincerely thank you for your reminding us of
We ourselves have been
agonizing over how to be more concrete in our concern for you, how
to transform our empathy and love for you into action. Please know
that we are ready anytime to be of more relevant and concrete
service to you during these trying times. Please tell us if there’s
anything we can do for you, our dearest friends.
Please take care.
Manlupig and the