As an 87 year old photographer, I see life through many prisms or rainbows if you prefer. Travelling around the world, I have photographed both the goodness and the badness of many countries and discovered the aged are always the wisest and the kindest in all countries. Without the old and creaky, the world would seem lonely without us. We are the living memories of our own history and our future descendants’ history. We are not infirm in mind, body or spirit, we are just heading in a direction of everyone’s Kismet. During my lifetime I have gone through a great deal of hardship and suffering and witnessed firsthand the horrors of war, the Great Depression, and recovered from innumerable accidents and illnesses--related to my love of nature photography. But the greatest thing I have learnt throughout my life is to never give up, and keep trying no matter what assails you because there is always a glimmer of hope at the end of a dark tunnel. Which brings me to the present day horror of Covid; the saddest and most horrific pandemic of all time, particularly not knowing the outcome of where we are headed in the future. We oldies have lived our lives to the full but what of our loved ones and our young one’s destiny, this must be our greatest concern, but in the final analysis mankind always finds a way to survive no matter what the odds are against winning battles against malignant assailants which have plagued the world for centuries. So please, from the bottom of my heart, stay safe and be careful until we have won the confrontation! Mi Sora is a cherished nostalgic memory of when my photograph of (pampas grass and the sky above) was chosen for the cover of the first issue on 1st September 2005. And now again, I am happy that it will be displayed in their new archives project. If you should wish to get to know me better, please take a look at my homepage ( https://www.johnny-hymas.net/ ) and enjoy the wonders of Japan’s beautiful landscapes. Wishing you all good health and happiness.