• Life

    In memory of Mary Oliver and cherry blossoms

    … And under the trees, beyond time´s brittle drift, I stood like Adam in his lonely garden On that first morning, shaken out of sleep, Rubbing his eyes, listening, parting the leaves, Like tissue on some vast incredible gift. – Mary Oliver, Morning in a New Land Mary Oliver, American poet and my soul mentor, crossed the threshold yesterday Between the Worlds. Sunset has some deeper meaning for me. I cannot quite grasp it or capture it in words. Not yet. „What is worthy of the moments and sunrises ahead?“, I asked the old cherry tree in the vineyard. It did not blossom last year. Who else remembers the orgy…

  • Allgemein,  Wine

    The Mystery and Soul of Wine

    Tonight is one of those windy, unfriendly January nights in Northwestern Weinviertel and I am enjoying my solitude. The men are out of the house after these busy days of vine pruning. I decide to ignore – just for tonight – all „shoulds“ to reflect and be inspired for new paintings. I am drinking my personal antidepressive remedy, Rosa Deum Vintage 2017, Cuvee Barrique – Gewürztraminer with Grüner Veltliner – Limited Edition of 840 bottles and extreme selection (always by hand by every Seymann wine) in the vineyard. I love this vintage with least alcohol – 12.5% – of all vintages up to now. A white wine with the „wow…

  • Allgemein,  Life

    Path of the Heart

    Sunday. Winter. My Heroine´s Journey has taken a radical, unplanned path. Beauty is not only harmony and light. It is what it is. Real life. Kismet. More than ever before, my nomadic story brings me to a plot point requiring perhaps more courage than I ever had, more courage than I have in this moment. I feel like this frozen, stunned marigold. This is my reality now. As some of you already know, I have been experiencing a serious health issue which needs my attention. Yesterday I travelled over 1,000 kilometers through snow-covered Austria to Innsbruck where I spoke to one of the worlds leading heart surgeons, Prof. Ludwig Müller.…