We go about our lives sometimes, completely unaware that there is a world full of other people out there, and that a great number of them are suffering. I remember feeling a similar way when 9/11 happened. I was in London, England, and had just spent a beautiful morning walking through the Museum of London, completely unaware of the tragedy that was unfolding back home.
Except this time it's not my homeland, it's someone else's.
My prayers are with the Japanese people, and anyone else affected by these natural disasters.