A photo to symbolize hope and new life to Japan and her people and to all visitors and friends! (by Swissmay) - It's a year that Japan was struck by a triple catastrophe, thousands died, tens of thousands lost their home, their surroundings, many in fear of an uncertain future... Our thoughts are with you!

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The world isn't the same anymore since the triple catastrophe happened in Japan a year ago on the day. The word 'Fukushima' symbolizes a deep fear in humans all over the world. A fear we can't grasp, because maybe humanity has crossed a limit, a cognition which has gone beyond our control. The world has been shocked and got aware to what can happen anywhere.

I admire the Japanese people for their courage. It's little to nothing I could do to show my empathy, the little what was in my power was to open this new album in Panoramio a year ago. I called it 'empathy', because I think, that's what we need to learn, to know, how people - how we might feel in such painful distress and sorrow.

Special thanks for all the contributions, symbolic photos and consoling words from the many visitors and friends to the people in Japan. - I think it's good to know for people in distress, that our thoughts are with them!

To Japan my heartfelt thankfulness for their courage! May new life grow out of disaster**, as an example to the world that we all may learn to choose a way without those dreadful risks, which are beyond our control. We are a community of destiny on this planet. What affects the neighbour today, may affect ourselves tomorrow... Margrit Berger (May)

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♫ Swissmay 2 on March 11, 2012

My dear friends, this photo shall represent Hope for a world, in which we and the following generations may live more peacefully!

My deeply felt gratefulness for all the wonderful contributions of visitors, of friends, who have taken part in many symbolic fotos and thanks for their encouraging words with which they showed the affection to the people of Japan. May (M.Berger)

P. Sanjuan on March 11, 2012

Muchas gracias querida Margrit por tu bonito, alegato y recordatorio sobre la catástrofe de Japón. En principio de origen natural, pero con graves consecuencias y daños en la central nuclear de Fukusima. A lo que se suman tus bellos pensamientos sobre la necesaria esperanza de futuro, que debemos de tener todos los humanos, que deseamos un mundo mas habitable, mas humano, y en paz. Recojo desde mi orilla la invitación para esta reflexión. Un beso. Paco

Polifemo ( * ) on March 12, 2012


May M. B. (Swissmay) on March 12, 2012

Querido Paco, gracias por tus amables palabras! Creo que el desastre hace pensar la gente del mundo un poco más en el futuro. Si seguimos hacer energía con centrales nucleares, o si no es mejor de buscar mejores posibilidades en energía renovable.

Que toda la humanidad tiene el sentido de responsabilidad necesario por el nuestro hermoso mundo!

Un cálido abrazo, Margrit

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 11, 2012
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    by Empathy
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ10
    • Taken on 2011/10/04 09:52:56
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 49.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.900
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash