Vignette short description – anecdote – sketch – picture – story
Wonderful colorful Spring, stained by a senseless war with daily life carrying the burden of the latest news. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stands out, his strength reminds me of Zeus-Ammon whose statue is currently a museum feature in Marseille. Fearless strength versus falsehood. That gives hope.
Over the past weeks, Redbud trees have been abundantly blossoming in and around Marseille. Especially in the Calanques the tree makes an act of surprise, contrasting with the dark green of the Pine trees. Although the Redbud is associated with Judas, the tree shouldn’t be blamed.
One of the current exhibitions in Marseille is Migrating Objects, a history on how pieces of art and other objects go from hand to hand and from country to country, gaining in stories and maybe ending up in your town. In life, stories can re-happen, in the same way or .. differently.
Like the story of the Greek King Odysseus, who had to flee his country Ithaca and returned home after ten years, travelling on a unique raft made of water jugs, being pushed by the breath of Boreas. In our time, in Cameroon, engineer Ismaël Essome invented the ‘ecoboat‘ uniquely made from empty plastic water bottles. Same same but different.
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