First of all, Happy New Year to everyone who is out there.
Today, I want to share a video with you, that isn’t by me, but I uploaded it on Youtube. It’s a wonderful interpretation of the Symphony No.9 by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Every year, thousands of japanese people sing the ending chorus of this great piece. Last year, 10000 people came together to celebrate the year 2011. For Japan, it was a year of harm and deeply mourning, but also a year of new hope and confidence. Maybe singning this great song together, can help the japanese people to start the new year with more courage and hope: