14 November 2015
27th entry, Museum of Art Bern
When I visit an art museum like this one, I contemplate and reflect upon paintings and other works of art. Ever since I was a teenager I have developed the habit of approaching complete strangers and asking them how they like one work of art or another, what they think and feel about it. I find it very illuminating to learn about the perspective of other art aficionados, about their thoughts and movements. I compare them to my own and draw my conclusions.
And if I do not contain myself my feelings overflow and a veritable barrage of words hits my counterpart. I see it in their faces when they feel overwhelmed and then I often withdraw. If it was really too much, I even apologize.
I just cannot contain my passion for art and my powerful emotions. If you do not believe me, just talk to my wife Franziska. Well, I love her – despite all the inconveniences that zeal and passion brought into my life. She gives me the feeling of truly living, of really being alive.
And with this I wish myself a passionate birthday today!