Memories of museums

A couple of days ago, Ernest from the Rainbow Project contacted me. He told me that he successfully finished distributing our donations to the teachers in rural Indonesia in form of cash gifts and bags of food. He sent me an interim report and a final report, both of which are available for download here. Thank you again, also in Ernest’s name, for being so generous.

Indonesia was of course also suffering under the coronavirus pandemic, which made it difficult for Ernest to even get to the places where our donations were to be put to good use. Indonesia hast about 1,5 Million documented Covid-19 infections. It currently seems to have peaked in early February and the number of active cases is declining since then.

Here in Germany, we are right now in the third wave of infections. The vaccination campaign is going awfully slow, many feel it is impaired by overly bureaucratic management.

I am mostly constrained to home office work and don’t meet many people at all. In fact, it is not the social interactions I miss most in this pandemic. I miss Titien, I miss culture, and I miss culture with Titien.

One of the funniest memories I have with Titien is us visiting art museums. Rather than slowly walking from painting to painting and reverently admiring the masterpieces, Titien managed to immediately connect personally to many of the works.

She would somehow interact with the paintings and uncontrollably giggle away. I uploaded a video here of a visit to the Stuttgart State Gallery where she desperately is trying to control her giggling. It puts a smile on my face every time I see it.

6 Replies to “Memories of museums”

  1. Great to hear from u again I’m sorry u are in the midst of covid we in Missouri the usa ours has dropped and things are slowly returning to some normalcy whatever that is now lol I smiled and was so.happy to see Titian in the video it was so sweet I pray that you are comforted every day by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and that u continue in life with many blessing take care and know that I am praying for you sincerely Debbie Boren

  2. I miss Titien`s post so much. I enjoyed reading from her-she was always so full of life and such a wonderful woman. Thank you fpr keeping her blog and writing there. It is good to hear, how you are doing. Much love from New York

  3. My family and I also miss Titien. Every piece of writing inspires us. Titien has a great desire to help people who are experiencing distress. I am honored to be able to apply what Titien has in mind to help others.
    Thank you for the trust.
    My prayers for you. God bless you.

  4. Hi Tobias
    It’s great to hear from you again and share some of your precious “Titien with Culture” memories and your good news re Rainbow Project. Titien was absolutely wonderful and had such a wicked sense of humour.
    Stay healthy & safe
    Prayers and best wishes

  5. Hi Tobias
    Today would have been Titien’s 40th birthday. Although I believe that Titien is with her heavenly father, this birthday brings tears to my eyes for both of you. The Nussschnecken your baker specially made for Titien at your request must have touched the heart of everyone reading Titien’s blog.
    I do hope that you continue to cope with your immeasurable loss. The summer semester is drawing to a close, and I wish you a peaceful summer, the affection and consolation of many friends and Titien’s family, and the grace of God.
    Titien was so indescribably courageous and has such a wicked sense of humour. I’m humbled to have been in correspindence with her through her blog. She will not be forgotten.
    God bless you

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *