The Atlantic rain hammers the windows, in the grey skies the birds are still, hesitant.
Is it the impossible memory, the fear to forget, to ignore, someday to face the nightmare, in our lives?
Those who deny, wrote Primo Levy, are ready to start again. Is it possible?
But then we know, in our time, not that far from us.
We look at the sky, the fast fleeing clouds, we hear the rumble of the city. We think of the long war, the fight for survival. Is this peace an illusion?
Yesterday we saw snowdrops on the edge of the woods, near the valley we love. The earth lives on.
Despite everything we do.
Photo: Käthe Kollwitz’ Pietà, Berlin Neue Wache, Unter den Linden, © 2014 Honoré Dupuis