This year we have all lived to some extent the opening words of ‘Tale of two cities’, haven’t we?
Upheaval, breakdown of old systems, pandemic, loss, economic collapse, social and physical isolation, poverty, fear, uncertainty, extreme weather, unstable leadership and so much more…
Yet, somehow, something extremely bright filters through our planet at this time, this planet of duality. At the darkest of times the brightest of times have a chance to manifest. Hope is always here for a better world and an incandescent tomorrow. All we have to do is believe and look at history to prepare for our future in our present.
Wishing you all a peaceful holiday season. May we see peace, hope and sanity in the near future for this resilient human race.
We are a few hours away from the onset of the New Year here in Germany. It has been a testing year, a learning experience and a good platform for what is to come next. I feel a strong sense of hope thinking of 2016 and a renewed feeling of inspiration. Thank you for having been there, my family, my friends, my fellow photographers, my much admired artist community, and everyone who has taken part in this journey here with me. You make my world brighter!
A lot of exciting things planned for 2016 artistically. More soon…
It is that time of year. If you believe in the power of color even a little bit, then you will feel the influence of white at beginning to show up. Something very special seems to happen on our planet at the time of the holidays, so it is no coincidence that several religions focus celebrations around the months of December and January: Ashura (Islamic), Christmas (Christian), Hannukkah (Jewish), Las Posadas (Mexico), Kwanzaa (African-American), Virgin of Guadalupe (Mexico), Bodhi Day – Buddha’s Enlightenment (Buddhist), Santa Lucia Day (Sweden)…
Lea and I feel compelled to unpack the holiday decorations and to start baking and getting cozy as one does on cold white days, because it is a time of contemplation and transition.
Of course, Lea’s main agenda is getting those chocolates out of the “AdventsKalendar” when the first of December is finally here 🙂
It is the time of year when ghosts roam the streets and demand to be fed with candy or they would scare us to death, when elves get busy making sweets and building toys for good children everywhere from their north pole workshop and when an a jolly old man in a red suit is waking up and getting ready to saddle his reindeer and to ride his carriage in the skies of the planet delivering gifts and fulfilling the lists of little children, the time when cookie people are not all just cookies. Some of these cookies will escape and go to cookie land before they get colored silly and eaten.
I love these fantastical stories we grow up with but is it any wonder our children think twice before blindly believing everything we say?