It's now 7:00 am & I need to pack my breakfast & lunch, shower & get to work--fast. So why am I sitting at my kitchen counter typing this post?
I just discovered Yan Arthus-Bertrand's spectacular web site and I want to share it. It's about everything that matters to all of us. Love, Dreams, Fears, Nature, Happiness, Goodness, God, Anger, Money, Family, Laughter, Tears. No editorial comment here. It's people from every country of the world talking--really talking. (well-I exaggerate-it's really 65 countries)
Photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand had an idea. While stranded in Mali in the 1980’s, Arthus-Bertrand spent an evening listening to another man’s life story. It was during a drought and the poverty was severe. But the fears, dreams and memories offered were not a complaint. They were not a request for anything. Rather, what was shared was a connection between two small people, next to a fire, from vastly different places, but with worlds in common.
Since then, Arthus-Bertrand has recorded interviews with 6000 people from 65 countries, many of which can be found on the website 6 Billion Others. Each person tells his or her earliest memories, dreams, and what they believe happens after they die. They talk about the last time they cried, and what they learned from their parents. The aim, according to the website, is to create a “sensitive and human portrait of the earth’s inhabitants.”
"Goodness is a fundamental quality, & I have a lot of respect for it" -Arthus-Bertrand-
I learned about this site through Sean Doyle at Positive Psychology News Daily, here.
The link to 6 Billion Others is here.
Warning: Make sure you have plenty of time to spare before you look at the site. Do not look at it before you have to get to work!! Gotta go--and fast! Enjoy the day.