“My dear friend, what is this our life?
A boat that swims in the sea, and all one knows
for certain about it is that one day it will capsize.
Here we are, two good old boats that have been
faithful neighbors and above all your hand
has done its best to keep me from ‘capsizing’!
Let us then continue our voyage —
each for the other’s sake, for a long time yet,
a long time!
We should miss each other so much!
Tolerably calm seas and good winds
and above all sun — what I wish for myself,
I wish for you too, and am sorry
that my gratitude can find expression
only in such a wish and has no influence
at all on wind or weather.”
Nietzsche to Overbeck in 1881
…as a stream grows older... 2010 o.i.inkt/nietjes op papier 94 x 58 x 32cm
Capsize by Marie Lorenz:
This video was shot off the coast of Ostia in Italy.
I was recording my first experiment with a sailboat
that I built at the American Academy in Rome.
I capsized the boat and swam back to shore.
I saved the video camera by holding it
in my mouth as I swam: