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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hiroshima, A Hard Stop.

A hard stop is something you can absolutely not do after a certain point.  I believe as far as nuclear arsenal is concerned we should have had a hard stop on August 6th, 1945.

We were in Koyoto for few days; we were debriefed regarding our Kaizen project in Fukoaka.  Dr Rippe, Dr Nunez and I decided to make a quite round trip to Hiroshima. We took a bullet train and ended up in Hiroshima.

I wanted to visit this site since I wrote a blog here almost two years ago regarding a patient of mine who was in Hiroshima.

As soon we entered the Hiroshima Peace Park, it felt like the bomb was still hovering over you rather then something which has happened almost 70 years ago. 

Sometimes you can almost feel the sounds of tortured spirits screaming and begging you to stop their anguish, your mind starts to play tricks on you, you can smell bodies burning and seeing charred skin. As you continue to walk you finally come across ground zero, the prefectural Hall that now lies in ruins.

My friend Ramone was in so much anguish, he could not even finish the museum.
In the end you wonder what has changed since then? Our course remain unaltered. Auschwitz, Bosnia, Rawanda and 9/11….

About the picture:  The picture shows a shadow left behind by radiation heat rays. The shadow is of a person who was sitting 250 meters from the hypocenter, waiting for the bank to open. It never did!

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