“It’s amazing how few social connections we are away from each other. I once met these doctors who showed me pictures of their now grown-up children. I realized the photos were taken at the exact same place where my husband had traveled to many years ago in India. I suddenly remembered the story of how he got really sick, had his money stolen, and how a Japanese student helped him by lending him a hundred dollars. Unfortunately, my husband lost the address, too, and wasn’t able to return the money he owed. Turns out that kind student was the son of one of the doctors. So my husband was finally able to give back the money he borrowed, 15 years later. It’s absolutely crazy how interconnected we are when you piece people’s stories together. And there was no social media back then.”

Solveig Boergen uses the power of photography to capture newborn babies on camera and preserve memories before they “grow up so fast” http://www.tokyo-bebe.com

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