Good and Evil

(Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?


Only One of You

(Martha Graham)

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.


I am the pain inside your chest,

The sting that you will always deny,

You don’t admit me as your guest,

Yet hold me tightly in your embrace.

My teeth are nibbling at your heart,

While you are pretending to be alright.

Your dread is my food, it makes me grow.

You fear to lose what was never yours,

You hope to hold what wishes to go

And crave certainty on a battleground.

My name is not spoken out loud,

Your silly shame is my safe ground

To feed on hearts that I’ve found.

World Map

Your eyes are wide open as you look at the map and listen to me. You understand the names of continents and countries, but you don’t see my dreams, that are taking me away from you for a moment, while my finger is still sliding across the map. You have some vague sense of „far away“, but I cannot explain you how long it takes to get from one place to another or how thrilling the discovery of new worlds is. You have already flown in an airplane, but you have no idea how liberating the flight can be.

Your world is still free in your oblivion, so you cannot understand inner fights for freedom.

Your home is still safe with mom and dad, so you cannot grasp inner homelessness.

You haven`t seen many roads, but you don`t have to search a way back to yourself.

You just see a map with colours and shapes. That is all you need.