‘The building was one of the many soulless, nobody buildings and the students were forced to leave their heart, their soul and their inspiration in the entrance area, before they ventured deeper into the building.
What an irony to wanting to teach creativity in such a place of all. Creativity in a nobody’s building! It’s a cruelty and carries a lot of ambiguous messages.
“You are a nobody in a nobody’s building. We expect great art from you!”’ (excerpt from Locked in a locker)
Throughout the last years, starting from 2013, I have accumulated a lot of stories. Some of which made it in my book Inappropriate colours: 12 story-delights for the whacky mind
Locked in a locker was inspired by memories of buildings I have been educated in and how strongly the architecture, the way it’s made, has impacted the way I felt, while staying there.
Read the whole story of ‘Locked in a locker’ here.
Let’s change the subject ever so slightly. Did you know, that,
‘If you want to be a professional adult, you need to be serious.’
I give you a little insight into how it works, in case you haven’t figured it out yet yourself.
Here’s some thoughts on how to be a professional adult.
‘It is not easy, being a professional adult, but nevertheless of utter importance for society! Professional adults are serious, always on the safe side and never ever allow themselves to play! That’s childish and highly unprofessional, which of course could cost you the title: “Professional adult”. I think the title should be actually certified and people should have to pass tests. If they fail, they have to go back to school …’ (excerpt from The Professional Adult)
Living in a functional world, where we are made to feel like nobodies and the increasing disability to be playful like a child go hand in hand.
That’s why I shared both of these pieces, because they compliment each other well.
The environment, in which we live, matters. Cold buildings produce cold hearts. I so wish, that more architects would invest in creating buildings, that create a warm, playful atmosphere. I also would love to see more kids, that are still kids. Instead of being little adults with a busy schedule. Running from one activity to the next. I had to witness that, when I taught drama at a school in Hamburg.
I know modern technology is great, but if we aren’t careful, we might just lose all of our humanness and turn into well oiled, machines devoid of a soul-heart connection.