words by Sigrun
Photography by Tom Liot
I haven´t been creative in a while. No words come out of my brain worth to be written down. Everything has already been said and was written down by someone else. And while being stuck in the rat race of life, all my energy goes into keeping up with keeping it all together. The constant effort of not drowning in tasks and duties, of keeping my daily life together in order to survive has left no energy to blossom into something like a beautiful piece of art.
I keep promising myself that once I have accomplished the next task, I will have time to breath again and finally find the time and energy to do what I enjoy. The small idle-states in my daily life are being filled with more input from other people´s daily life. Time is always too short, too fast and overstuffed. And I crave to slow down and swim myself free from that, but at the same time want to experience more. I guess that is one of the contradictions of our times, right?
Wanting to live life to its fullest in every moment, heading from one adventure to the next, connecting to the whole world but at the same time being overwhelmed by it and always longing for this peaceful state of mind and to reduce the pace. But life is full of contradictions anyway and maybe that is what life wants you to do, to just swim as fast as the river currently flows even when you sometimes can´t follow its speed and when you fight against it, it becomes even more of a struggle. And one day just by itself the wind turns and the raging river babbles calmly.