Weeks 1 and 2
It has begun! I am rather happy with the idea of my piece — the Dainu josta (the belt of poems).
Rudenī savas dziesmas
Visas tinu kamolā;
Pa vienai ritināju.
Sometimes putting down my thoughts on paper feels like pulling out teeth. It's painful, it's hard, it's useless and it's cumbersome. I will write lists of to-do's and plans but when it comes to expressing what is happening in my head things start to look more difficult.
Symbols play a very important part in the Latvian sensibility. They are carved into door frames to protect the house from fire and at the top of granaries for a good harvest. They are seen in traditional costumes from belts, to skirts and even to socks. They appear in various branding projects…