This is a picture taken on Giglio, an Italian island. It’s been on the news recently because there has been a stupid accident with a ship quite close to the island and now its beautiful nature is in danger, which makes me very sad. I have problems with depression and when I visited the island in my final year of grammar school with some of my friends, I could finally breathe again - which was such a fascinating experience, I could cry thinking about it. Now the island and it’s beautiful nature remind me to take chances, that life is short but also that everyone, even people with problems like me, can experience completely joyful moments. This is why I hope to return to Giglio somewhen and that it’s nature can be saved as best as possible from this catastrophe.
(If you don’t know the island, I have to tell you that this ship accident is really tragic for Giglio because it is an island that tried to secure its nature by keeping tourism away and preventing too much human activity on its land. - I went there with my biology course to study the sea and its animals, you see.) ~ Lena Böse