April 4, 2011


Devastating events hit Japan, affecting many lives several weeks ago. My life was also affected that week… A family member passed away… I’ll let the music speak…


  1. I am sorry to hear about your loss, and yes April is the time to go and pay respects for departed family members. Really sad song, that I have definitely heard in the past.

    • Thank you. Yes, the song is very sad, and erhu is especially good at expressing the feeling…

  2. 😦 Sorry for your loss.

  3. My heart goes out to you and everyone in Japan at this difficult time. May recovery come fast and may the memories of the people lost bring solace to you all.

    • Thank you for your support.

  4. My condolences. I hope you feel strong and on your feet soon.

    • Thank you. Yes, I have to – no time to grieve now due to the incoming end of the semester.

  5. I haven’t listened to the song yet but am very moved by the resent shocking devestation.

    Your dedication to reporting on wonderful art/things. continues to surprise me.

    I pray for your family at this time.

    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

    • Thank you for your comments.

  6. oh im an idiot. im really sorry for your loss. im really really sorry

  7. May the memories of your late family member give you strength. Stay strong!

    • Thank you, I will.

  8. That royally sucks to hear.

    I’ve been worrying about you for awhile because I knew you’d post something about the Japanese earthquake and when you didn’t, I just had a feeling there was a reason why.

    I’ll be praying for you and your family member.

    • Thank you, I appreciate it.

  9. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I hope you can stay strong in these difficult times.

    • Thank you. Resilience and years of volunteering experience will help me.

  10. hey kitsune-san

    my condolences to you…time will hopefully enable all to heal

    • Thank you, Mei. Time alone will not do anything, each person have to face the situation. Even though you can’t do anything to bring someone back, you have to accept your grief and think about it. Turn grief into growth.

  11. I love the sound of the erhu. Its music and melody can convey a deep emotion such as the one you shared. I hope you’re doing alright amidst all the worrisome happenings. Take care, ya.

    • Thank you, Ayu. I love the sound of the erhu also.

  12. A prayer for your departed loved one. All the best.

    • Thank you, Diego.

  13. I am very sorry for your loss and relieved that you are doing fine.

    • Thank you, now I am doing better.

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