Pieces of wood in the forest and the moutain. They remember me of my years of woodcarving. The colours and structures are so wonderful and so much like water.
I remember my wish for many years to be able to communicate with everything in nature, animals, plants and trees, rocks, stars. Little by little I do feel more able to do so. Behind this wish there was the belief that there is so much hidden knowledge and wisdom in nature. I still belief so. But what nature communicates to me today is simply the joy of existing, of being alive. The birds sing about it, the ocean let me feel it in her rhythm and tickling freshness of the salt on the skin, the plants show it in the freshness of their greens and flowers, the stars sing it. Just all communicate joy, joy, joy.
Instead of nostalgia for a lost paradise I see a paradise which is about to come. A time when everyone can share in this joy of existence.
A time when understanding the language of the animals is natural for all human beings. A time where we of coarse collaborate and easily find solutions to remove all waste materials, make nature clean again, stop the use of all fossil fuels, stop noise and have clean air to breathe everywhere. A time where of coarse all resource are shared and people have a decent life, according to their wishes everywhere on this planet.
What a joy it will be to see all this problems solved and how wonderful to fully explore the richness of the huge variety of all different ways of beings of humans and animals and plants and stars. What a blissful paradise that will be.
A little painting in egg tempera 24 x 32 cm.
The island of El Hierro inspires me again.
I very much like the feeling of the egg tempera, the paper feels a bit like leather, it feels more like touching something alive. I prefer it over acrylic altough I also used that again recently.
In Belgium the blackbird was singing in the city starting from the 1 of January, continuing for whole nights. It is such a beautiful melancholic sound. For me it always sounds like a call to remember my soul. To remember the mystery of Life and the limited role my limited lifespan has in the endlessness of the world of the Soul.
Here again on the island of El Hierro other birds sing endless, telling many different stories, and reminding of what a joy it is to be alive.
The ocean attracts all attention to all visitors. Her waters are so soft and welcoming. Her waves rocking and soothing. The message I receive from her is just like last year one of love. “ Allow yourself to be loved by all everything and everyone around you” Be open to receive the love has for you as a human being. Trust that love and surrender to it.
It is black and white lately which comes into my photo’s of the patterns I love so much, tough I did photograph in colour. The first serie are foto’s from the surface of the ocean water on a very windy day. The foto’s are not cropped or otherwise edited. This was what I saw while looking how the wind pushed the waves almost flat. It keeps fascinating me to see the patterns which are created that way in the texture. There are endless possibilities in how they can be combined and interpreted into specific forms. It is the like the web of Life where everything originates from.
The recurring stress which the traffic, cars and planes create in my environment gives me a focus on trying to imagine alternatives. It is simply impossible that we all have to continue to live with the inconvenience. It will change but how long will it take before those alternatives are found? I discussed the topic with some friends and a few days later woke up at night and could see how it might be. My mind continues working on this problem even while I am sleeping.
It will probably be something like the development of our telephone system. First it was with wires connecting person a with person b. The audio signal was guided via the wires. The operator made the right connections.
That is similar to what we still do with our cars. The roads are the wires bringing the person from location A to B, a plane follows invisible wires the shortest distance trough the air from A to B.
Telephones are now wireless. If transportation can be wireless, no roads are needed. The person just gives in his departure point and destination and is transferred instantly.
It means that the person must be identified as a packet of information and energy. Which is actually not that far from what people are, and also not that far from what already happens in data transfer.
May be we will have to step into a special place where this encoding happens or put on a special suit which connects us to the encoding system. Of coarse people do change so their codes change too.
Once this is technically made possible. Our whole world will change.
Imagine you can see theatre performance or go to concerts wherever you want in the world. In winter you can decide to go for a few hours to a sunny place to get some sun but be back for your evening meal with the family. A lot of transportation of products will not be needed any more. If you want some bananas and you live in a place where they don't grow naturally you just go and get some. I think people will still want to be close to their dear ones and be connected to specific areas, where they have a place to live. Although that might also change.
Products could be transported in the same way, encoding their energy and information and transfer them. Probably directly to our individual mailboxes which might be a little bit more fancy than they are now.
National territories will probably totally lose their political and economical significance. Differences in climate zones and natural characteristics will make that different areas maintain their own specific flavour and ambiance and that travelling will remain attractive.
An interesting thing will be how this new way of transportation affects health, physically and mentally. Will it be as damaging as the actual cars and planes are or will it affect us in another way? Hopefully there is no damaging radiation needed, like with our actual cellphones.
Of coarse it will affect the functioning of our brains as well, new cognitive skills might develop and others will get lost.