in movement Moving People
of Sculptures Betty Wachsstock Schonfeld
A search after the Truth, a thought about Life, People
moving, walking, climbing.
They are the music, the music is in their soul, and
this is how they live, how they breath, how they follow
the nigoun, that famous Jewish melody, wordless,
but so powerful, that it can express all the sorrow,
all the cries, but also the joy and hope and happiness
of the Jewish People.
The Vio-Lion, who broke his violin , because of too
much power, feelings that he cannot bear, that he cannot
express, which are like a scream, like a roaring toward
Pianist, with his Piano
They are one , unified
in the instrument of life. He forgets his body, and
the matter absorbs his soul.
The Harp, the tenderness, deep feelings , the nobility
of those delicate, romantic sounds, singing the nostalgia,
And then , the Shofar,
A cry to haven, trying to
tear the sky, to reach Gods ear, questioning ,
begging for answers, longing for the truth
in a soundless scream, kol demama dakathe
sound of silence, the scream of silence.
Sometimes the figures sprout out of a block of matter,
they try to free themselves from that matter, to tear
the everyday, the trivial things of life, trying to
reach the spirit
They try to escape, to free themselves,hyer
and hyer,further and further, even with their eyes blindfolded,
like the ropewalker, crossing the air with no rope ,without
a safety net, like we walk into life