Discover Challenge: The Things We Leave Behind
It was in Northern Germany, in the winter of 1977/78, after we had started to build a house, where I engraved our names in old oak-wood from the 18th century. In 2000 we left this house and built a new one on North Sulawesi / Indonesia.
We left our names behind.
Simple is life among the frontier mystics;
our pursuit of happiness
a holy renunciation
a joyous bow
to the forest, the sky, the stars, the animals
Can the captains of law and commerce
who count each foot of earth in coin
each tree is worth on the lumber market
understand this path of non-disturbance
of tearing as little from the earth as we need …