1. If you’ve read more than one post I’ve written, you know I keep things pretty insular (solipsistic) here. So of course I haven’t talked about Japan, because what can you say about such destruction? What can you say about images like these? At least they have something left?

If I could be spared anything, I’d want it to be Toby. But what about those who weren’t spared anything?

2.Ruth Reichl has a way to live with that question. Mostly.

3. When things are upsetting, I like to think about space: This Saturday, a “super perigee moon”–the biggest in almost 20 years–will be out. According to NASA, that’s a full moon that coincides with being closest to Earth in its orbit. But that doesn’t fully explain why it will look so huge:
“For reasons not fully understood by astronomers or psychologists, low-hanging Moons look unnaturally large when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground objects.”

There. All it takes is some mystery (not of the “why all this misery?” kind but of the “something incredible is waiting to be known”) and I feel better.