Time goes by so quickly, I have spent the most wonderful and inspiring two weeks with dear friends and family, re-discovering Paris with them.
In the meantime, I forgot all about the events which made the headlines almost two weeks earlier, which makes me think that it’s interesting to not only draw my fellow metro-travellers but also something which is related to what is going on in the rest of the “space” beyond my Metrobubble. “Metrobubble” is a very accurate expression for my (our) state of mind in the Metro, which my friend Kim from Creative Influences invented and which I love. Each traveller has his own private METROBUBBLE.
After I drew the two women , I saw one of the ubiquitous Metro-Newspapers on the empty seat in front of mine and the headlines about the hateful act of aggression in Moscow caught my eye. It had happened the evening before and I had already forgotten about it. Now I thought: those people in Moskow just sat in the Metro, when this happened, like we do now, perhaps there was even one person drawing other fellows and suddenly: Boum. Disaster and despair.
While writing this, Mahatma Gandhi comes to my mind and I’d like to finish my post with a quote by him: “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
Have a good weekend.