The word disaster, collapse, fiasco - in these days they get a completely different gravity for me.
Even though the days pics from the huge metropolis of Tokyo look like as nothing had happened - but something was happens there, something for which I have no words, something that will change the world at least as fundamental as the 11th September 2001.
An earthquake, a tsunami and then the Super nuclear disaster - unthinkable.
Even if we in Germany over 9000 miles away from the scene and therefore we not likely to be threatened by radioactive clouds as we are in 1986, after the serious nuclear accident in Chernobyl, we are concerned, since we live on this earth.
Will Japan ever recover from it? Will the Earth ever recover from it?
Generations will be affected.
What is about the events and long-term consequences of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945? We are almost loosing it?
I hope not.
Therefore I will on the coming days not tell you about my daily trivia - it seems to me irrelevant.
It also seems insensitive to me here to speak about my personal happiness, when 9000 km away millions of People from invisible but deadly radioactivity are threatened.
Yes, life goes on, my life goes on!
I will keep shooting pictures from newborns and happiness in the eyes of their parents, I will live my life - what right now seems so right and good for me.
Such is life, the mirror has two sides.....