PhotoBlog – “Dear Mommy. I hope you’re alive. Are you okay?” 4-year-old quake survivor writes.

In this March 22 photo, Manami Kon, using Japanese hiragana characters she just learned, writes a letter for her mother who’s still missing after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami at the devastated city of Miyako, northeastern Japan. The 4-year-old Manami wrote, “Dear Mommy. I hope you’re alive. Are you okay?” It took about an hour for her to finish it. Twenty days after the disaster that hit Japan’s northeastern coast, her parents and a sister were still unaccounted for.

What were you doing when you were four years old?  Did you think the world had ended?

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