Who is the elephant & Inspiration

me_photoWho is behind the flying elephant?
I guess, it is time to show myself to the world.
On my website you will find some more information about my creative life
www.art-kirchmann

The other aspects of me are as colorful as my paintings:

architect, living currently in Swiss, spiritual seeker, Buddha lover, former motor bike rider & rock climber, sailor, dancer, happy being, successful project manager, former Californian residence, summer and water addicted, nevertheless ski & snow lover, married, and many, many more

The following poem has carried me during many transitions in the last ten years through my life.  It is my inspiration when I feel life becomes difficult.

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

by Mary Oliver

This blog was created with the intention to document different journeys, all exploring ways of transitions and transformations.

It wants to show you and encourage you, that if you really follow what your heart desires, it will lead you onto the most interesting,  exceptional and enriching new paths.

And that struggle is an important part of this journey…

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One response to “Who is the elephant & Inspiration

  1. Thank you for stopping and liking a post today. I love Mary Oliver’s poetry and reading Wild Geese one more time was a beautiful way to begin the day. I look forward to following your blog and its different journeys.

    Take care,

    Ivon

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