February 24, 2011

"can_not"

"filling spaces" 2009
Still kind of numb about what has happened down in New Zealand, I have been going through some of my old paintings. It hasn't actually helped to ease my mind, but this one stuck to my head since Tuesday and maybe it says more about my feelings than any words. It does not only leave me with the strange sensation of being homesick for Aotearoa's shores, but also reminds me of the one thing that I have learned from the people there: "Take it all in, hold your breath and then start doing, what needs to be done. Live your life, no matter what." This down-to-earth perspective comforts me and I know, it will help the country to get through all the tradegy and the pain it gets hit by now.

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