The Power of Asking
By Tara Sutphen
I have this little sorcing story to tell…When the Tsunami happened in Japan, I looked out to the sea and knew this could easily be me and my beloved family, friends and pets…I thought wow, I could harbor a nice Japanese family, and then I became a little emotional and said, I really hope my friend, Michael Walker living in Japan for 11 years is safe and if I need to harbor him — I will.
I met Michael in the early 90’s in London. He is Australian and was on a London Cricket Team. We both had this love of Edinburgh, Scotland and spent many tea’s going over where was best and why. The Children and I remained pen pals with him when he went home to Australia. In his letters he would say…come do seminars in Sydney.We’ve met up with him across Europe and Australia many times.
He is now at my house.