Hug in the crowd. Mandala in Vernazza.
Photo and caption by andrea barletta
Vernazza on October 25, 2011 was severely damaged by an exceptional flood that buried this little village of the famous Cinque Terre under 4 meters of mud. During summer people created a huge Mandala as a ritual of sharing energy. After a short meditation this was destroyed by the same persons walking over it. Thus was born a new design, beautiful and strong as the original. The beauty can be born from destruction. So it was for Vernazza. This photo captures a touching moment, a sweet embrace in the crowd. That woman seen from behind has lost her husband during the flood.
Location: Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy