of a future life
Put things into question
of what is yet to come.
Sometimes a path emerges that looks strange
It is unclear where it will lead
Should you take it
Create a new path
One that takes you
Where you actually
want to go.
One year ago
I opened the tent
And awakened my senses
to this majestic view.
Embracing the possibility
of new life.
In order to re-build and re-construct – whether a place is affected by natural disaster, conflict or is just experiencing a rejuvenation – there is some form of perturbing, painful and distraught level of destruction which is usually involved. We are reminded of the amount of soil, wires, cement and steel that are involved to build the spaces in which we live and work.
Through modern construction materials such as bulldozers, cranes and diggers, we are able to create strong foundations for something new. At the same time, we can destroy what was, erasing old memories and spaces as if they never existed.
This is modern development at its best…and worst.
It is the ‘othering’ that remains at the heart of our problems, our conflicts
This takes place not in faraway places but at home
In our own families
How do we overcome the fear that we have of those we do not (think we) understand?
We too are different
Shades of red. Signs of privilege. Protection and safety.
We stand on balconies, inhaling deep realisations of what we want and do not want.
We are sheltered. And yet this suffocates us.
Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell
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