Relationships go through a constant flow of "rupture and repair." The connection gets broken, and both parties struggle to find the tools to fix things between them. Rupture occurs right at the gap between differing perspectives, conflicting needs.
In the wake of such mega-destruction, human nature compels us to think first of our own friends and loved ones. As the earthquake and tsunami ripped through Japan, my thoughts turned immediately to my friend, Buddhist priest Shiho Kanzaki.