Delaware, OH – From Berlin With Love

Delaware, Oh on July 25, 2014:

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love.” – Love Actually

For From Berlin With Love, but also before that already, I looked at dozens of photos from the WWI era, read letters upon letters, searched cookie recipes and the story of Donut Day and there as well, between the lines of despair, mud, cold, and death, I could see all that love means – caring and hope, support and understanding.

“Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.”
― Herbert Hoover

Sometimes they are barely man and women yet. But while the actual fight might be reserved to some the effects are not limited. Even thousands of miles away parents worry over their kids, spouses over their loved ones, children over their mothers and fathers, and friends – our family of choice – over friends. Every thread, every wound, every death, every violation of the family makes it harder to look for the common ground with the enemy and thus look for the beginning of the only possible solution.

And yet:

“If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.”

Designs reminding of tribal patterns for ideas about family and love and all the things that make us stand up for each other skillfully scattered by the Kanniard family in a From Berlin With Love art attack in Delaware, OH. Many thanks for it.


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