Verweile Doch (Nordhouse Dunes 2)

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A river with its strict sense of flow is a universally used symbol for the passage of time. Resistance against that is, in contrast, best contemplated by looking at the relentless forth and back of waves along a coast line.

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Time is reduced here to repetition, it seems.

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The weeds and twigs shown are gone. Their only action then was to write on the water, invisibly, and immediately forgotten.

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But there is more. They are defending a territory beyond the water.

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They are also witnesses for an esthetic of complexity beyond the untextured and timeless water.

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And finally, they did leave their traces, elsewhere, in memory.

 

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