Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part 4. rebirth /riːˈbəːθ/

“the process of being reincarnated or born again. / a period of new life, growth, or activity; a revival.”

“Irresponsibility often lies behind destruction, hence reconstruction often requires a sense of responsibility. Yet, the later isn’t always owned by those who caused the problem, who led to the ruins to be dealt with. Maybe because of time cycles, maybe because of injustice… Perhaps even actual justice? Sometimes, you don’t want people who messed up as the main re-builders or healers in its aftermath. It might seem unfair at first, as it is widely believed that if you cause damage, you should repair. Yet, sometimes, letting go is the best option, even without a real sorry or valuable compensation. Letting go can be frustrating, but so freeing. We can hold grudges all we want, but the longer we hold on to them, the later we heal. Moving on can be the beginning of planting seeds for new growth, and it doesn’t mean forgetting. It actually means remembering, remembering what went wrong to prevent destruction from happening again. It means learning for a new awakening. It means rebirth.”

Photoset and words by Emilie F. Yaakaar. Pictures taken in Langue de Barbarie/the village of Doun Babe Dieye, Senegal. Full single pictures can be found here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsma7cNCw. All Rights Reserved © 2018


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