#01

Hello to Emptiness

Share your thoughts on grief and mourning with us

How do we handle the emptiness when fellow humans, landscapes, entire species and populations disappear or die? How do we see, feel and reflect the void and how do we resonate with the hole their disappearance leaves with us?
Please share with us.

Wie begegnen wir der Leere, wenn Mitmenschen, Landschaften, ganze Spezies und Populationen verschwinden oder sterben? Wie sehen, fühlen und reflektieren wir diese Lücke und wie hallt dieser Hohlraum nach, der ihr Verschwinden hinterlässt?
Wir freuen uns auf Eure Beiträge.

fifty three rings

I saw this cut-up poplar tree
Just as old as me
I counted twice


fifty three rings

02.05.2022

Anja Theismann

Köln

HELLO TO EMPTINESS on stage

17.04.2022

MOUVOIR

Athens

I never thought Michiko would come back
after she died. But if she did, I knew
it would be as a lady in a long white dress.
It is strange that she has returned
as somebody's dalmatian. I meet
the man walking her on a leash
almost every week. He says good morning
and I stoop down to calm her. He said
once that she was never like that with
other people. Sometimes she is tethered
on their lawn when I go by. If nobody
is around, I sit on the grass. When she
finally quiets, she puts her head in my lap
and we watch each other's eyes as I whisper
in her soft ears. She cares nothing about
the mystery. She likes it best when
I touch her head and tell her small
things about my days and our friends.
That makes her happy the way it always did.

BY JACK GILBERT


Alone

25.02.2022

Michiko

Der Sinn des Leidens

aus Viktor E. Frankl "...trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen – Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager"


Der Sinn des Leidens

15.02.2022

Nina

Köln

5

5

15.02.2022

MOUVOIR

poetry that helped me in January 2021

walk to the flowers
check if they’re clean
if they’re alive.
citizens of the alive! attached to bodies
blind, so helpless
**
Atomo dentro – atomo fuori
Ritorno all’atomo
Dentro e fuori
Rinascita fuori. Rinascita fiori.
atomo dentro e fuori.
*
What they don’t tell you is that skin digs holes between bones
What they don’t tell you is that death is inside.
death is outside.
What they don’t tell you is that skin digs holy holes to can grab on to remember
**
Maybe he doesn’t know how to do it.
Because how do you stop breathing? How do you decide to stop breathing?
Finally I am able to cry,
Because I think of death as the end.
But if it weren’t?
How to convince me?
**
!!NOBODY CAN TELL YOU HOW TO DEAL WITH DEATH!!
**
LA MORTE è PARTE DELLA VITA.
LA MORTE è PARTE DELLA VITA.
LA MORTE è PARTE DELLA VITA.
LA MORTE è PARTE DELLA VITA.
LA MORTE è PARTE DELLA VITA.
^Death is a part of life^
**
One hour is three years that touches your skin
Touch touch touch
The touch of the wind is stronger than mine


poetry that helped me in January 2021

14.02.2022

Sebastian

Köln / Italy

Director & Writer: Kim Quy Bui
Vietnam/Deutschland 2021


Memory Land

14.02.2022

Tanja

Berlinale

4

4

13.02.2022

MOUVOIR

the red book

the red book

10.02.2022

Juan Kruz

Düsseldorf