It’s unbelievably hot even now, and it’s almost midnight. This is a summer as the seldom come, but perhaps this will be the rule soon. There’s no doubt that the weather has become unpredictable, and that isn’t at all positive. Have we reached the point of no return or is there still a chance to… Continue reading Global Warming
Bumblebees, drunk and enraptured, Taste the sweetness of white and blushing Apple-blossoms. The orchard buzzes with light Among spring-green leaves. Spider webs add lace-trimming To gnarled old branches That dream of fruitfulness. In the centre of each blossom Lies a jewel Sparkling in the early sun. Out of the blue A shower descends… Continue reading Apple-blossoms
Several years ago, I made a clothing- and costume-project based on butterflies. It involved making sketches of a peacock butterfly in pencil and aquarelle and analysing its colours. Having done that, it was time to think of how to present the ‘peacock’ without losing its shape. It was easy to use the pencil drawing for… Continue reading Project Butterfly
What transforms a writer into an author? Does being an author turn a writer into a professional? Not too long ago, somebody told me that writing is an — expensive — hobby. That made me wonder when an author can claim to be a professional. Is it just a question of sales? Do you… Continue reading Professional Author?
Flower of virgins, Flower of purity: White as ghostly fingers that caress its soft petals. Flower of penitence, Flower of humility That scorches as white-hot embers. Flower of obedience, Flower of piety, Bowing its head under storms of virtue. Flower of vanity, Flower of cruelty, Refusing to yield to ardent prayers. Flower of lust, Flower… Continue reading Lily
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What is the world coming to? Have we sold our souls to the world wide web? In danger of sounding reactionary, I must voice some concerns about today’s society. Let’s face it: cultural activities aren’t highly ranked these days. We live in a thoroughly materialistic world, everything is about wealth and consumerism. The few people,… Continue reading A Digital Prison?