Mother Nature will have her say and we all just have to hold on and survive until she's finished. My heart goes out to everyone in Japan right now. And to everyone in Christchurch still digging through the rubble.

Be a friend. To whomever you're close to. That's help that matters. You can't fix an earthquake-ravaged city solo or drain tsunami sludge from streets but wherever you are you have friends in various states of need and to those friends, be a friend. If everybody does this the earthquake-savaged will rise with ease and the grieving will find comfort immediately.

My friends have been friends. True and solid and unwavering and beautiful. This is how I know it works.