Nach Sils,

“Nach Sils, abends bei Nietzsche.
Bejammernswerter Anblick.
27-8-1884
Grossartiger Eindruck seines freien Geistes,
seiner Bildersprache.
Schnee und Winterwind.
28-8-1884
Er hat nicht geschlafen,
ist aber frisch wie ein Jüngling.
Welch sonniger, herrlicher Tag!”

Aus dem Tagebuch Heinrich von Steins (1857-1887)

zie: Running around in circles
zie: Rosa Pimpinellifolia

halbinsel

Halbinsel Chastè in Silsersee near Sils-Maria
(“Here my muses live…”)

On the capacity to be little:

One must be as close to flowers, grasses and butterflies as a child,
who does not tower over them.
By contrast, we adults have grown too big for these things:
we must descend and condescend to them.
I think that all the while we are declaring our love to the grasses
they must be h a t i n g  us.-
Whoever wants to partake of e v e r y t h i n g that is good
must at the given hour know how to be little.

Nietzsche in Human, All Too Human.

zie: Bindweed
zie: The Grass
zie: A walk along the Lake Silvaplana

detailTravelogue

Geschützte Pflanzen at Travelogue (detail) 2010/2011
pencil/ink on paper 152 x 1000 cm.

zie: Purple  Foxgloves
zie: Foxgloves and Snapdragons

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