I arrived on Fat Tuesday and left a day before Good Friday. A symbolic time for spiritual observations and Idar-Oberstein with its quite atmosphere is a perfect place for that. Finally, away from my family, it was the time for solitude, time to hear and listen to my own thoughts. This solitude was mixed by happy and joyful time in the stone cutting workshop at the uni, by inspiring conversations with other artists, students and teachers. As one should never underestimate the importance of taking care of their body, I took advantage of the public swimming pool and when ever I felt stuck with my thoughts I went and swam for a half an hour. It was a perfect and much needed stay for me allowing me to make some important decisions. I'm really grateful for everybody who was involved making it possible.
/ Julia Maria Künnap