Saturday, December 31, 2011

God Is At Work

I've recently come across a Japanese word which I find, to my shame, may actually describe the facade behind which I have been living.  A brief internet search brought me to an Australian article about the earthquake and tsunami which summed it up this way:

"The Japanese word gaman, a concept that defies easy translation but broadly means calm forbearance, perseverance and poise in the face of events beyond one's control...