It's hard to read a headline like "U.S. Calls Radiation 'Extremely High' and Urges Deeper Caution in Japan" without thinking, this is it, we're not going to be able to go back.
That's me overreacting, getting ahead of the story and imagining all that could go wrong from here. (Maybe I should be on CNN!)
I don't want our time in Japan to be over. What a heartbreak that would be. It would mean that the nuclear situation could not be contained; that the health risks had spread to Tokyo; that the city was in real danger and had to be evacuated (can you imagine?? 13 million people!) in which case the country would really be f***ed, and that's just too sad to contemplate...
Time to get a grip. Because that's just not happening. Not happening.