Monday, May 23, 2016

Nightwalk Mandala, or: civilization, life and steps


This weekend, a friend of mine took part in the 18 mile-"Out of the Darkness" overnight walk in San Francicso to raise money for suicide prevention, awareness, and research. I hadn't heard of the walk before, and was deeply touched by the symbolism: to walk through the night, and keep walking together until the rays of sun appear.

As a symbol of support, I created a nightwalk mandala for her and all who were part of the walk. The photos it is based on have an own walking story, too - they are from Leipzig, from visiting the bookfair earlier this year. Here's one of them:


And here's a daytime photo, from the Nikolaikirche. The monument is in honour of all who met there each Monday evening n the time when there were still two Germanies, to walk for freedom. 


There also is a second, both smaller and larger monument next to the church: footsteps on the ground. A powerful reminder of the difference each one of us can make in and for the society we live in. And that all things - even the seemingly impossible ones - are starting with someone taking the first step. 



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Friday, May 13, 2016

3 weeks / 3 skies (or: from clouds to sun to clouds)

Mallorca North coast - 2 weeks ago

Sunny days - Mallorca, 1 week ago

Back home, this week

Still arriving from the island time. So glad about the time there, the sunny hours, walking along the ocean, time to breathe. And like in a weather circle, the weather now is just like it was when we left: overcast. but with more trees in bloom. and with fields of dandelion ready to fly.

For more moments from Mallorca, just click and scroll down: life as a journey.

And for more skies from everywhere, visit skywatch friday.