A special place
On every trip to India I visit the family of this temple, which is over 500 years old. Over time, I have been able to develop a special relationship with both the temple and the people. This very special photo was taken from a balcony inside the temple during the traditional religious festival of Holi. On the edge in the upper left third you can see the priest’s hand with the plate from which the color pigments are thrown onto the pilgrims who are ecstatically anticipating the moment.
Just being human is life
One of the most important aspects of Holi is the dropping of interpersonal barriers, a deeply humanistic approach. Only when class, gender and other differences no longer play a role will a true, honest exchange, the true humanity, become possible. Reservations and purpose give way to loving attention and open listening.
They say you can’t learn by talking, but only by listening. But in everyday life we move in our own circles. We “know” what these and those contemporaries “are like”. It’s only outside of things, for example when traveling, at conferences or at family gatherings, that we meet people we’ve never had anything to do with. We can’t put them in a box (yet), we have to listen to them. These are moments in which we can feel how much other perspectives enrich us, if we allow it.
Create your own reset button!
Let us see the explosive shower of colors as the anchor point to reflect. To remember that the differences exist primarily in our heads and that it is particularly good for ourselves to reset our resentments from time to time. Radha Raman Exstasy is a striking work full of positive energy.
A specially curated exhibition to visually bring to life the novel, Spice Journeys.