and a painting
Two Links: I recently posted that a portrait of me would be shown on a Chinese and Austrian TV channel. It was broadcast on May 27th in Austria and May 30th in China. Well, it’s not quite what I initially thought, but yes, it’s ok. I would just rather call it a teaser than a portrait.
As mentioned before I never watch TV. I know the terms portrait, feature, and interview…but not exactly what is what. And the communication went through 3 corners. So, it’s not just a show about me, but a kind of panorama of Chinese-Austrian relations, and the portrait of me is part of the show. 
I would have been embarrassed if it was the type of, “Listen up boyz and gals, here I come.” The feedback on this is very benevolent and that’s why it fits. I will certainly not sell more pictures because of this, but my antiques will sell like hotcakes 😊
The first part was about the new Chinese ambassador to Austria, Mrs. Qi Mei, who makes a very good impression. And I would like to say something about that. Over the decades, I have met several representatives of the Chinese embassy. Some ambassadors were not so noticeable, and some were very active. In particular, the last representative, Ambassador Li Xiaosi, was a remarkable diplomat who did a great job. In addition, he and his wife are very personable and his hospitality is at its finest.
He had begun hosting a summer party at his residence each year and it was always an honor to be invited. Now I’ve just received an invitation from the new ambassador and I think it’s great that this tradition is being continued – and of course also that I am still on the guest list. The number of guests is not very large, mostly politicians and business representatives are invited. The reason why I am invited as a rather insignificant private individual is more due to the fact that the area of culture occupies an important place in Austro-Chinese relations and I have simply been noticed with some of my projects or contributions over the course of time.
new page Daoism Index
It seems that there are more readers than I thought who can gain something from my humble reflections on various topics of Daoism. A few more posts will follow over time. Since it has become a bit confusing, I have put together a kind of index on one page, which should make it easier for readers to keep an overview. INDEX
and a painting
Two links alone are a bit dry. So that the post is not quite so boring, I would like to present a picture. I did it a couple of months ago for Easter, but it didn’t go with any of my previous posts, so I’m presenting it now.
For me, it is very well embedded in the Austrian tradition of Oskar Kokoschka and his time. Kokoschka influenced me a lot for a long time and still holds an important place for me today.
One of my favorite quotes from Kokoschka is: The most difficult thing in painting is omitting.