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The World Cares Nothing For Us

However much we care about the world, the world cares nothing for us. That simple and clear reality is where I start. The world which displays itself before our eyes may seem very remote from "me," but this doesn't imply at all that the worlds has cast "me" out; that statement implies only that a wounded human feels that the world has rejected him. Landscapes are landscapes. They simply exist with no regard for "me." Unlike our interior landscapes, they are not at all obscure. The reason one takes a camera in hand is to break the link that seems to bind the landscape to the self.
- Osamu Kanemura -