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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!

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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  • Uploaded on March 11, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    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