Paracord Bracelets with Eternity Knot
we were born by eternity
therefore we have to be rooted in eternity
to understand our true self
Me in my 13thfloor studio
First I thought “nicely done” and “that’s it” but half an hour later the painting seemed to me to be too figurative and not abstract enough. I felt that my feelings, which I wanted to express, were still in me and that I was still nervous and not satisfied with the result. Sometimes when I paint I’m somehow in a rush or in a thrill of ecstasy until the painting is done. And here I felt that the painting wasn’t completed. Fortunately the paint was still wet. So what to do? Adding a different color? No the colors were perfect: Black symbolizing death and red symbolizing love. I added a little bit more of these two colors and folded the canvas. As long until I was satisfied with the result. By the way I made a big mess in my flat because I accidentally stepped in the color and spread it through my whole apartment. But it was worth it.
I like this painting very much. Especially the round part in the midst. It is so vivid and organic like a pulsating heart. The transformation of the painting became to me to an awesome symbol of our spiritual journey. Let me put it this way:
Praying transforms a normal heart into a mystic heart.
Life gives, life takes, goes its way as God determines, he leads in happiness, he leads through suffering, but everything lasts its time. Keep always still, often it’s unclear, as ever it may come, he loves you! Never be disheartened and ponder and dare!
Already tomorrow comes a day of sun!
With hearty blessing for your future on the day of your confirmation, written for you, dear Sigrid, by your Gretel.
A few days ago I found a little notebook in a box with old books standing in front of a house. Only this dedication was in it, the rest of the pages were empty. At first glimpse these lines maybe don’t belong to the higher literature, but seem to be like words in a poetry album, maybe they sound a little bit corny, but they touched me very deeply. The deepness of the meaning finally are emphasized by the date: written at 04.10.1949 – that means written 4 years after World War II.
Gretel, who is close to Sigrid because she maybe is her sister or friend, survived the war. Like Sigrid who was born in the terror regime of the Nazis and who nearly lived during her whole childhood – until she was 10 years – in World War II. Both women experienced the horror.
Germany lays in ruins. Its people are traumatized through the war. How can you assimilate these inner wounds? The experiences of loss of dear humans? By going along with the fate (“hold always still”), because what else can you do?
But behind that stands the experience, every suffering passes by. Suffering and happiness are in God’s hand. “He loves you!”
How childlike and innocent sound this words. There you can’t find any bitterness in her words because of the experienced. No, don’t stand still and look back, Sigrid, you have a future. Therefore don’t be disheartened.
“Ponder and dare” means ponder what you are going to do well, think carefully about your next step. But don’t be paralyzed, but dare to go into your future. Hope for tomorrow. It doesn’t remain as bad as today, “already tomorrow comes a day of sun!” God’s blessing may be with you in your future.