I had to go to Weimar for work a few weeks ago. I haven’t been there in a while. With some spare time I grabbed a coffee and noticed the writing on the house opposite. You can’t see it very well on this photo, but on the gable up at the white building someone had painted the following quotation:
„If you know life, please give me his address.“
– Jules Renard
After returning home I googled it, initially to translate it. However, I came across the words on the wall project, initiated by Jay Rutherford, Canadian by birth. It was his project that caught my eye.
Not only do I think it is a great quotation, I also was once again touched by Canadians crossing my path one way or another. I obviously know that this is going to happen from time to time. But it just pulls on my heart strings every time with the same intensity.
Also, to me, this is another example of how individuals can turn their ideas into reality. Shaping their environment in the process. And proofing, at least to me, that „the writing on the wall“ can find a new meaning…