Notes Archive for Thoughts

when the house is beautiful, then the thoughts within can become more beautiful. even if the house is itself a thought, or an imagined edifice.every house and everything we have ever created began as a thought, or as a perceived thought. a dip into the giant explosion of the universe…
a beautiful place here now
Mar 11, 2024 (0 Comments)
This is just a side note. As I was about to turn off this big screen here, I came across a small note from a very old friend. He commented on a picture I took almost 20 years ago. And he commented then. It did not take long until I…
Just a side note
Jan 11, 2024 (0 Comments)
I recently drove across Europe, in an over 30 year old camping bus. And I was trying to use as little diesel and oil as possible. But whom am I fooling. However, the experience was both profound and rejuvenating. Instead of death-scrolling, with my thumb, here I was slowly passing…
From one lucky parasite to ano…
Nov 16, 2023 (0 Comments)
Departing Paris again
Departing Paris again
Nov 9, 2023 (0 Comments)
This is a new keyboard and a new screen. And by the time I will be reading this again, both might seem archaic. But I also have the feeling that I will need to run whatever I am writing through some kind of spell checker. So, all a bit of…
On a train towards Paris
Nov 7, 2023 (0 Comments)
Last time I visited Hampstead Heath I walked around the Tumulus. I walked around the fence a few times, looking for messages to emerge, some kind of anything to radiate into me. I think it might have. The meeting I had later that day seemed a success, then it turned…
Near the edge of a biscuit
Nov 1, 2023 (0 Comments)
The limits in the way we are and behave are so profound. Such weak fragile creatures, naked, dependent oil each other to survive and thrive. We can barely see and barely hear. And the feelings we have are beautiful and complex but we have not found a way yet to…
God is not pleased. We have en…
Oct 14, 2023 (0 Comments)
Everything is interconnected. And everything is interdependent.We are part of an incredibly fortunate few, in a very fortunate era. This is the moment, the time, the place.It is impossible to overstate its significance. The art I create is the expression of a necessity. I am expressing what needs to be…
Here now. Making art. With you…
Sep 26, 2023 (0 Comments)
It took me decades to finally write in English, in a way that could be understood. And I wonder if it will take just a few more years for me to lose that skill? Not sure how this will work. Or not. And I also wonder if any more languages…
with eyes closed
Jun 11, 2023 (0 Comments)
What is the maximum amount of time a human can be happy? And how strong may this happiness be, so it can last? How beneficial would it be for the world to make humans capable of sustained happiness? And what would be the cost of that change be on the…
Fly?
Jun 9, 2023 (0 Comments)
Take a rock. And look at it with your palm. Do you see how the billions of years it took to shape this rock are touching you. Carry the rock with you, if you can. In the palm of your hand might be the best. Perhaps in your mouth would…
Again
Jun 5, 2023 (0 Comments)
Much of what I left behind in 1996 seems to still be in my father’s attic. I managed to retrieve a mini-bus load recently. There are many more to still emerge. And with the books and paper layers, many notes emerge too. They are from before I left for New…
walking lovingly through a for…
May 30, 2023 (0 Comments)
The circle of friends that slowly turns into something akin to a neolithic calendar. Placed on a plane near a highway. The roof gone for millennia. One of the monoliths seems to have remnants of paint on it.Many others have crumbled.One was taken away. Will anyone ever know how they…
Round and round and
May 8, 2023 (0 Comments)
It was at the beginning of the 90’s and I was working as an instructor for tv graphics in Baden Baden. For some reason the hotels in which I would usually stay were all booked and so I was sent to spend the night in a small bed and breakfast…
in sailence
Apr 5, 2023 (0 Comments)
Everything is everything. This here is here because of you. And you are here right now looking at these words, making gentle sounds in your head. It is your all your voice, a voice that was given to you by the village, the family, the mother, the world. And…
From Everything to Everything …
Mar 13, 2023 (0 Comments)
It’s easy to burn candles at both ends. And the applause is lovely for sure. But can you forget that you are a candle and just glow? Can you turn into a circular candle and not even want to be alight ever? Just a fat ring of wax, holding on…
Both ends
Mar 7, 2023 (0 Comments)
March first. Think later. Imagine what is on the other side of this crazy brown hill ahead. And then the imagination will possibly reward you, if it is not very good. And it will punish you if the expectations it built are unattainable.The beautiful patterns of temples. The mosaics over…
Think later, or never
Mar 1, 2023 (0 Comments)
Flowing in something much larger
Flowing in something much larg…
Aug 25, 2022 (0 Comments)
Here again
Here again
Feb 1, 2021 (0 Comments)
Beauty in even the very scary parts
Beauty in even the very scary …
Mar 30, 2020 (0 Comments)
This might not be the right time for promises. But it feels like this is a time for writing and making and for connecting. This very blog here was originally created as a response to 9/11. Thousands of innocent people had died and it was becoming more and more clear…
On a spring day
Mar 27, 2020 (0 Comments)
When I first started writing here, it was to create a counterbalance from within myself and for myself. The twin towers had just been destroyed, and from their ashes emerged both the feelings of empathy and kindness but also eventually a certain amount of hate. After the first shock settled,…
The never fully explored count…
Jun 14, 2019 (0 Comments)
Self medicated sleep deprivation. I think I. Remember that it works. At least it used to. It creates the illusion. Of quick decisions, a pretend-rational-bubble. It is a bit like being drunk on one’s own toxin-mix. Amplifiers can enter through the eyes, ears, mouth, skin. The possibilities are endless really….
Perchance to create
Dec 30, 2018 (0 Comments)
The tea and the incense arrived at the same time. They were ordered from very different places. Yet here I am, looking at the tiny hot orange dot in the darkness, still feeling the energy of the freshly prepared Kuradashi Matcha, I just had the privilege to drink. I sat…
Or is this moment right now?
Oct 19, 2018 (0 Comments)
Every person, every living thing, every object, and even what we might not consider as anything; Everything is a transitional state of the “universe”. Including yourself, of course, and me too. We are under the illusion that what we are looking at is the outcome of a transformation, while it…
Impermanence in impermanence
May 31, 2018 (0 Comments)
At the table in a smallest room of the apartment, with over a hundred boxes of books and items that would probably delight a hoarder more than me. I am staring at the big screen again, next to me a disk I am erasing completely, so I can give that…
Terabytes and Thoughts and Tan…
May 28, 2018 (0 Comments)
Some simple thoughts about hunger, fear, motivation and the power of creativity
Some simple thoughts about hun…
Dec 22, 2017 (0 Comments)
Schöpfung durch die Wunde
Schöpfung durch die Wunde
Sep 2, 2017 (0 Comments)
I am not able to read Chinese really at all. Over the years I have been able to pick up a few characters, and some of them miraculously trigger sounds in me. It makes me happy to know that my mind is still hungry for something. It is not just…
The Ocean Welcomes all Rivers
Mar 19, 2016 (0 Comments)
Too complex to fully understand.
Too complex to fully understan…
Sep 22, 2015 (0 Comments)
Many tongues, or thoughts on how I am failing to raise a multilingual child.
Many tongues, or thoughts on h…
Mar 1, 2015 (0 Comments)
The 47 things I have learned while drinking 489 bowls of ceremonial green tea in public.
The 47 things I have learned w…
Jan 7, 2015 (0 Comments)
On layered tides of various speeds.
On layered tides of various sp…
Dec 30, 2014 (0 Comments)
Beyond the wilder dreams
Beyond the wilder dreams
Dec 1, 2014 (0 Comments)
Milk and tea.
Milk and tea.
Oct 14, 2014 (0 Comments)
The wood of the kitchen table had some odd grain patterns. Not all of it, just some of it had. Pieces of various trees had likely come together from different corners of a forest. The wood must have dried in some yard for a few years and was then put…
Not worth putting on paper.
Sep 28, 2014 (0 Comments)
Peeling Reality
Peeling Reality
Sep 12, 2014 (1 Comment)
Shadows Near a Path
Shadows Near a Path
Sep 3, 2014 (0 Comments)
About a Wall
About a Wall
Sep 2, 2014 (0 Comments)
The summer is leaving on a steamy ship. The air in New York feels like the inside of a bun sold in a Beijing street. Inside time has stopped for quite a few objects, and now we are arranging them into new and quite chaotic constellations. Plastic robots eat plastic…
The steamy ship
Sep 1, 2014 (0 Comments)
A particle among particles
A particle among particles
Aug 28, 2014 (0 Comments)
The scale of things and other stuff.
The scale of things and other …
Aug 27, 2014 (0 Comments)
Three circles inside of a larger one
Three circles inside of a larg…
Aug 26, 2014 (0 Comments)
A layer of reality folding onto itself.
A layer of reality folding ont…
Aug 18, 2014 (0 Comments)
the little leaves on one of the plants turned a green so pale that i am not even sure the poor thing is still alive. what is it like to die as a plant? do the dreams of growth just evaporate? does the skin stop to itch? what kind of…
On the Evening of a Foggy Day
Dec 8, 2012 (0 Comments)
beyond the piles
beyond the piles
Apr 2, 2011 (0 Comments)
The very early mornings are most magical still. Even like the one today. We are basically in a cloud now. The air is heavy with humidity, to the point that I could probably hold a glass out the window and it would slowly fill with the breath of my sleeping…
smaller circles within circles
Aug 22, 2010 (0 Comments)
The boxer looked at me suspiciously as I was on my way back to the seat behind his. I felt a bit as if he were just about attack me. But I guess that’s just the way he looks at people sometimes. It was a bit as if his eyes…
Brief encounters with a yet un…
Jun 11, 2010 (0 Comments)
several walks today. variety of distances. several rolls of film. slowly getting used to shooting again. no i am not slowly getting used to shooting again. i have to relearn the most basic ways of seeing the connections that make decent pictures. finding that slideshow of some old photographs was…
such an amazing luxury
Nov 25, 2007 (0 Comments)