this picture was taken by Stephan Bruns 2005 or 2006
Wonders over wonders over wonders mother nature has to offer..
a palish blue morning sky…
the strange sounds from a pair of white swans flying
directly above me towards the rising sun…
the spectacle is of such magical beauty…
that I become one with them in that moment…flying…
this picture will remain, like a perfect work of art in my mind…
like so many this, former, paradise called earth has shown me…
when still living me unhealthy life as a painter ..
I would have transferred this image to a canvas one day,
to make it visible for even those to see, and maybe admire,
who never seem to look into the sky…
as a musician, I still use images of nature as references, as models to compose…
~White Lilies~ was written 4 years after my first flight over the Alps..
as a rather ‘airy’ person to fly over such massivness,
such greyish-black solidity and unmovable strenght was awe~some
but one of the most harmonious visual composition I had the fortune to see,
was a pod of dolphins,
moving gracefully in that ocean, that still reflected the colours of the sun,
that had just set
Hope to be able one day, to compose music that matches this image..
many musicians in the east,
where the art of meditation was studied and practised most,
have successfully made beauty
and the silence it accompanies, audible…
Hariprasad Chaurasia is one of those master musicians
who can take you through the heart,
into this space of spacelessness , into the time where no time exists…
all musicians, whether the know it or not , are copy & paste artists…
the sweetest melodies are composed by the birds, the oceans, the rivers,
the winds that rushes through the trees…
and although Rabindranath Tagore wrote:
“The singer has everything within him. The notes come out from his very life.
They are not materials gathered from outside.”
I collect from the world outside too, sometimes unbearable sorrow, sometimes inexpressible joy…
creation takes time..destruction is almost instant…
I had the first dream of warning when I was living in my wild ’90
in a rented miniscular room in the attic of an old mansion,
close to a small park in the outskirts of a big city..
a man with long slightly curly hair, wearing rainbow coloured John Lennon glasses
told me that **the rainforests are the lungs of the earth**
maybe 2 or 3 years later,
I dreamt that I was swimming in a flooded underground station ..
when the torrents of the high water finally toke me out of this tunnel to the level of the street,
the first thing I saw was the big sign of
Nobody knew then how excessiv the rainforests will be cleared,
and are still being cleared, (or slash-and-burnt by the current president of Brasil _update 2019)
for the breeding of cattle…
Floods have become the new norm in Germany,
torrential rain I have only know from sub-tropical countries are the norm..
to have dismal grey clouded days without sun even in the height of summer, is the norm now…
I’ve not read the statistics for this ‘winter 2017/2018’
but it is definitely the warmest we ever had in this region..
(update Oct. 2019 …as a contrast:
worst drought recorded..summer 2018)
If time, I will create a blog to show what each and every one of us,
even when living in a crowded city like I do, can do to help the earth to survive us…
key issues are:
combating desertification by planting as many trees as possible’ beautiful video here….
urban gardening and esp. the idea of green walls by Patrick Blanc,
…the attempt to not consume anything that has a face…
we have been taught that the consumption of meat is necessary to be physically strong…
The strongest animals on earth and Patrik Baboumian,
as he himself likes to joke, are the living proof that this teaching is wrong..
‘The greed of gain has no time or limit to its capaciousness.
Its one object is to produce and consume.
It has pity neither for beautiful nature nor for living…”
“Some day the earth will weep,
she will beg for her life,
she will cry with tears of blood.
You will make a choice,
if you will help her or let her die,
and when she dies,
you too will die.”
~ John Hollow Horn, Oglala Lakota
ca. 1850 – 1913
the greatest joys nature has giving me.. the greatest sorrow is seeing it being destroyed…
we don’t have the right to do so..or as a proverb states:
….we have only borrowed this earth from our children…
”The time will soon be here
when my grandchild will long for the cry of a loon,
the flash of a salmon, the whisper of spruce needles, or the screech of an eagle.
But he will not make friends with any of these creatures
and when his heart aches with longing
he will curse me.”
Have I done all to keep the air fresh?
Have I cared enough about the water?
Have I left the eagle to soar in freedom?
Have I done everything I could to earn my grandchild’s fondness?”
– Chief Dan George, Tsleil-Waututh (1899 – 1981)
so to define for you who I am
I would say:
I am a tree that can walk, a bird that can talk, an elephant that can sing
and a fish that can ride a bicycle…
lots of love, happiness & music…sahi
All the songs from my debut album will be available here…soon…