Japan is not an island

All throughout the world people are praying, donating, hoping and wishing for Japan and its people. So Japan might be islands but not it's people. This wave of support inspired me yesterday evening to draw this:

"The interconnectedness of Japan"

I will send this drawing to the Japanese Embassy in Berlin, when things go more smoothly for them.

At a special and very quiet park


11.03.2011 - For Japan

I'm in constant awe of the japanese people, they handle this disaster so amazingly. And I believe strongly in my fellow engineers in Fukushima. You can and you will get this reactor under control.

You are engineers, we can do everything!!! 

No, my field of expertise isn't nuclear technologies, I'm in technology and knowledge transfer. Nevertheless I'm an engineer and I'm confident that you can solve this problem. You did a great job so far, with most of the reactors shutting down automaticly. Well done. Now get this last one fixed, you will do it. Just keep moving forward!! All the world over, engineers are crossing their fingers for you and are believing in you and your abilities. 

I drew this while waiting for news from Japan, on Friday, while reading bbc news on the net and checking facebook for my japanese friends, luckily they are safe and alive. The drawing provided a much needed anchor for my brain.

Can you see the rainbow?



Leipzigs Augustus Square

The square seen from the stairs of the opera house, which is the best place to soak up some sun in the city.

Paleojourney pic tomorrow, since I'm offline today (I prescheduled this post, which is a lovely thing to be abled to do.). I just needed a timeout desperately.


Flowers for a belated Blog-Birthday.

I just realized that this blog is more than one year old. Which amazes me.