Opinion: Don’t stop drawing, don’t stop writing!

The assassination of twelve people in Paris because of their journalistic work made me deeply sad. As a writer I believe in an imagination without borders and the right to express your ideas with art. I wouldn’t say that art is not a weapon, art can hurt people, even make them speechless and unable to act. Is their a right to hurt other people’s feelings? I think, yes!

I am and always was a big fan of satire. Sometimes it can hurt very hard, I remember feeling hurt about some caricatures that I saw and articles that I read. Satire is an instrument to shock and provoke. It will bother you. It gives you an opion. It makes you to want to say something. You may be angry, you may be laughing, but you will think about it!

If you kill, people will be hurt as well. But the chance to make people think is gone forever.

The freedom of opinion should be a basic right. My solidarity and respect these days are with all cartoonists, painters, bloggers, journalists, writers around the world who are beeing oppressed. Don’t stop drawing, don’t stop writing!

Meine kreativen Prozesse

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Und wieder von vorne…

An einem weiteren grauen Tag sitze ich im trüben Licht der Energiesparlampen wie eine Zwiebel an meinem Schreibtisch, trinke Tee und versuche meine Dissertation voranzutreiben. Da die Fortschritte so sichtbar sind wie Wassertropfen im Ozean, unterbreche ich meine Tätigkeit kurz für ein paar ungesunde Lebensmittel aus meiner Kiste der Köstlichkeiten und eine kurzen Exkurs zu meinem kreativen Prozess in den letzten Tagen. Langeweile -> Idee -> Unzufriedenheit -> Idee -> Unzufriedenheit…
Was hilft sonst gegen graue Novembertage?
Keine Ahnung! Ich arbeite daran. 🙂