miércoles, 13 de junio de 2012

HUGS, RESILIENCE, EARTHQUAKES AND LOVE





WOLONG, CHINA  2006

The upper picture opened my eyes, it's real, but it's not after the earthquake in Japan 2011, although lots of people still believe it. It's a giant panda that holds a feeder's legs at the Chinese Giant Panda Protection Center in Wolong, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 4, 2006. China's State Forestry Administration said on Jan. 4 that the mainland would unveil a giant panda couple for Taiwan on Jan. 6. The Chinese mainland would present the selected pair of giant pandas to Taiwanese compatriots as a symbol of peace, unity and friendship.

I want to include this picture because it stimulated me to look for hugs after earthquakes. Here is what I found; the rest, as far as I know, are real.


I will dedicate this to my friend Natsuki who knows very well what these images mean.


MEXICO 2012
PAKISTAN 2005

LORCA, SPAIN 2011
COSTA RICA 2009
JAPAN 2011
NEW YORK, USA 2011
CHILE 2010
L'AQUILA, ITALY 2009
HAITI 2010

INDONESIA 2012
JAPAN 2011
SUMATRA 2004
PAKISTAN 2005

LORCA, SPAIN 2011
NEW ZEALAND 2011






That’s the regulating effect of the oxytocin on us, (animal?) or human. We come back into the window of love where life can be coped with again because our higher thinking brain can stay online. 





TOHOKU, JAPAN 2011





Then we can choose how to respond. The reaching out with a hug, a hand on the back, a hand on the heart, can release the oxytocin. It is the neurochemical foundation of resilience, lifelong, LOVE


EMILIA ROMAGNA, ITALY 2012










Resilience is also the ability of a body or community to return to its original state after being bent, compressed or stretched. Genuine love pushes us to be truly resilient, to truly return to what we were, and even more! Isn’t it great what love does for us? A gentle hug and a human, animal, (vegetable?) calms down and re-groups almost instantaneously.





CHILE 2010
L'AQUILA, ITALY 2009

BERLUSCONI, L'AQUILA, ITALY 2009
PAKISTAN 2005
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND 2011
MEXICO 2012
L'AQUILA, ITALY 2009
BALTIMORE, USA, 2011 
CHILE 2010
MEXICO 2012

INDONESIA 2012
JAPAN 2011

CHILE 2010
MEXICO 2012
CHINA 2008
CHINA 2008
PAKISTAN 2005
EMILIA ROMAGNA, ITALY 2012


CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND 2011
CINCHONA, COSTA RICA 2009
FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN 2011
PERU 2007
PERU 2007

PERU 2007

PERU 2007
MEXICO 2012
PAKISTAN 2005
CHINA 2008
LORCA, SPAIN 2011
PAKISTAN 2005
MEXICO 2012
PAKISTAN 2005
PERU 2007
CHILE 2010
HAITI, 2010
PENGZHOU, CHINA 2008


CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND 2011

MEXICO 2012

PAKISTAN 2005
JAPAN 2011
JAPAN 2011
LORCA, SPAIN 2011

HAITI 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, USA 2012
HAITI 2010

FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN 2011
HAITI 2010
CHILE 2010
LORCA, SPAIN 2011 
LORCA, SPAIN 2011 
LORCA, SPAIN 2011
LORCA, SPAIN 2011
LORCA, SPAIN 2011
LORCA, SPAIN 2011


JAPAN 2011

NEW ZEALAND 2011
CHILE 2010

NINAMISANRIKU, JAPAN 2011
NEW ZEALAND 2011
NEW ZEALAND 2011
NEW ZEALAND 2011
NEW ZEALAND 2011
JAPAN 2011

SICHUAN, CHINA 2008

PHILADELPHIA, USA 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, USA 2012
PAKISTAN 2005

JAPAN 2011


JAPAN 2011

OKLAHOMA, USA 2011

HAITI 2010
JAPAN 2011
HAITI 2010
TOHOKU, JAPAN 2011

BANDA ACEH, 2012
HAITI 2010
OKLAHOMA, USA 2011
OKAWA, JAPAN 2011
ONNA, ITALY 2009

INDONESIA 2012

JAPAN 2011


JAPAN 2011
LORCA, SPAIN 2011
SAN FELICE, ITALY 2012

BACHELET-PIÑERA, CHILE 2010 
INDONESIA 2012
PERU 2007
JAPAN 2011
JAPAN 2011
JAPAN 2011
IRAN 2012
IRAN 2012

JAPAN 2011

NATSUKI
I will dedicate this to my friend Natsuki who knows very well what these images mean.



SCHILLER FEATURING KIM SANDERS, LET ME LOVE YOU


If you can send me more hugs, please do it...  aaretx @ gmail.com