Having experienced a baby earthquake while living in Taipei, and living on the east coast during hurricanes that came with a baby storm surge, I know I cannot even begin to comprehend the sheer destruction, loss, chaos and grief that all the people of Japan are experiencing. The human desire to help in the face of such suffering can be overwhelming. What can one person do? The New York Times has had some interesting discussions on this topic. Japan as a nation is a rich, well-educated, and wonderful place. I can’t make a difference to them from this far away, but maybe I can make a small difference in someone else’s life closer to home. I knit this little sweater in 3 days, and it will be sent on its way this Sunday to hopefully bring some warmth and unexpected caring to some child’s heart in our area while I wait, like the rest of the world to see what if anything Japan needs other than our thoughts and prayers.