• Allgemein,  Life

    Wholeness and separation

    Waking up yesterday morning from a deep dream state: Feeling like I was coming back from faraway. Very ecstatic and happy, I ask myself, “Am I waking up from my heart surgery? Is it already over? Yes, I thought, it´s good, everything is good. I am reborn and my heart is fixed!“ All the heaviness I have been carrying was gone like a dark cloud passing. Disappointment, alas, I still have some challenges ahead before my operation 27 February. I keep this treasure with me now, recalling joyful gratitude and lightness in my chest. What a present, what a source of strength! One more week before I make my way…

  • 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.…