Thank you for your trust and the wonderful moments of collaboration in the various projects this year. From working with policeman and policewoman in Bern and Zürich to social projects such as Urban Light in Thailand. From students in Brugg, Olten and Winterthur to inmates in Cambodia...
It has been a privilege.
At the beginning of this year I did not dare to think I would actually live to tell the story of 2017.
We did it - together.
You let me challenge you. You listened and learnt.
You let me into worlds.
In our collaboration I learnt to be humble and bold.
Let me close my letter of appreciation with this poem by Joy Harjo (1952)
Remember the sky that you were born under,
know each of the star’s stories.
Remember the moon, know who she is.
Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, that is the
strongest point of time. Remember sundown
and the giving away to night.
Remember your birth, how your mother struggled
to give you form and breath. You are evidence of
her life, and her mother’s, and hers.
Remember your father. He is your life, also.
Remember the earth whose skin you are:
red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth
brown earth, we are earth.
Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their
tribes, their families, their histories, too. Talk to them,
listen to them. They are alive poems.
Remember the wind. Remember her voice. She knows the
origin of this universe.
Remember you are all people and all people
Remember you are this universe and this
universe is you.
Remember all is in motion, is growing, is you.
Remember language comes from this.
Remember the dance language is, that life is.