Meanwhile the apocalypse

My dear reader,

so glad that you are here. Today I’d like to talk to you about loneliness, human’s self -destructive nature and why we prefer sitting in our bubble instead of doing something to change a situation.

Well maybe “talk about” wasn’t the right pick of words. I would like to ask you. To ask you – Do we see when the world around us is falling apart, or do we just sit in our little bubble, isolated, alienated and wait for the ceiling to fall in our heads to understand that there’s a problem?

All these questions and so many more, I wanted to ask through my piece of art. Its title changed a few times but now it’s called “Reading”. As you can see it shows an apocalyptic background and a central figure, quietly reading and “drinking tea” up in front. First working title was “Meanwhile” because meanwhile we are enjoying our cup of tea, reading, covered up in our safe blankets, tuned by a certain aesthetic, the world is changing. And I am not really sure it’s in a good way but it’s changing for good for sure.

Sometimes I think, I will wake up one morning, look through my window and see the beginning of the world’s end /sorry for the cliche/. But then I realize the world has its small “endings” everyday, small apocalipsis. It’s  a process, slow and painful. And what do we do? We, from so-called “evolved” societies? We indulge in ourselves, in our selfish desires, forgetting everything else. Don’t get me wrong, I love my solitude and it can be seen all through my art. The topic of isolation in terms of sanity or vice versa is very dear to me and definitely deserves more exploration in my next “letters” and how dangerous it can be. But now it will stay trapped into a painting, closed in the cupboard with the other clutter.

With the world ending, in a second, it will be the end of us as well, so  no expectations, no reality, nothing. One big nothing. Scary thought, or a relief? You tell me.

“Interesting the idea that loneliness might be taking you towards an otherwise unreachable experience of reality. ”  Olivia Laing

If you have an answer to at least one of my questions, feel free to leave a comment.  Hope you managed to read the whole letter and have a very normal, sweet day! 

Sincerely yours, 


Inspirations /If you want to read something interesting/ : The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing, The Stranger by Albert Camus

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