I will survive

Like every ant or bird, cat or snake: We all want to survive as long as possible. No matter if we are living in Nagasaki or Hiroshima, in my hometown Wuppertal (bombed 1944) or in Novosibirsk (hometown of the featured photographer Valery Titievsky).

1) me sitting in the monorail called Schwebebahn, hanging in the air in my ugly hometown.
2) an evening captured in Novosibirsk.
3) me playing I WILL SURVIVE on my banjo as my daily morning rite.
4) I had the pleasure to meet Nina Nyembwe from Kinshasa, Kongo: she performed I WILL SURVIVE in my current hometown.
I found this mentioned at http://wordpress.com/#!/read/ and reblogged that for http://frizzkolumne.wordpress.com/
my friend Geoff Quinn (San Francisco) wrote as a comment to one of my wordpress pages:
I read the book “Last Train From Hiroshima”, recently, referring to the train they cobbled together after the Hiroshima blast, so they could get to Nagasaki with the news. They arrived just in time to be bombed a second time and those aboard who survived that blast are double nuclear bomb survivors. One, a diligent official, took the news to his superiors who promptly lambasted him for spreading traitorous rumors. He had the last word though as the blinding flash of the second bomb proved his point. He survived, though into Hell. And I was interested that it was his belief in the end — after so many survivors has succumbed to leukemia, lymphoma in the next five years — that one should do small acts of kindness in this world to keep one’s humanity. I find myself trying to do that, especially when I become preoccupied and self-involved with the problems of daily life.
myself sitting in the monorail called Schwebebahn, hanging in the air in my ugly hometown Wuppertal- photo via flickr.com by Frizztext
Frost & cold
photo via flickr.com by Valery Titievsky, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation; click on the photo to enter his flickr.com collection or view the most interesting photos of Valery on black background via Photos of Valery Titievsky
myself playing on banjo Gloria Gaynor’s I WILL SURVIVE

Nina (coming from Kinshasa), Lutz (keyboards) and Michael (saxophone): “I will survive”, performed in my current hometown

Atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.

Atomic Weapon We want survive Image via Wikipedia

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