Here, todayHere, today, sunshine and a feeling ofnew hope, wanting so much and needingyet to really sink in,to really take it all in,here. or has it all long begun?here, today unpacking the impressionslaying them out, opening them upresilience, strength, changes
Here, today, sunshine and a feeling of
new hope, wanting so much and needing
yet to really sink in,
to really take it all in,
here. or has it all long begun?
here, today unpacking the impressions
laying them out, opening them up
resilience, strength, changes
children waving at me enthusiastically
from their school
while I hang laundry on the balcony
what are they learning?
in school, in life?
what values surround them?
how are they changing?
do they know it, are they ready?
it won’t be easy
here, today no judgment, not yet
across us, around us is a densely lived space, floors of people, of stories
we are visible in our difference
we are here now!
how to deal with this?
as she descends, two women meet
a greeting unreciprocated
a smile killed by disagreement
how does she feel?
where does this leave her?
what about the other woman?
what does this stir up in her?
‘I can kiss whoever I want anywhere‘ he said
a sentence taken out of context can be easily misunderstood
a connection truly felt can be easily inappropriate
to avoid her is not the solution
should this be changed, and if so how?
here today, just around us. it could be,
it wouldn’t be unusual
still they are closed off when
it’s those days of the month.
how many? really?
No, no I need to find out more
about this here,
today she stands by the motorcycle and
brushes her long hair
she said the personal is political
the personal is also cultural
the personal is not personal here
here, today, now there is knowing
only so much can be known
moving forward there wants to be,
there needs to be an interaction,
here today, since one week,
hold me time, don’t go by
hold me wind
hold me, hold me
Schuster is a London-based artist currently in Nepal for the Artists in Residency with Photo Kathmandu 2016