Now and then a bird flew by
a documentary essay
by Gerburg Rohde-Dahl
When my sister who was 12 years older than I was dying,
I took care of her during her final 6 months of life.
The film tells about my daily life during that time,
my inner conflicts and my feelings of helplessness.
However, despite all the tears I shed, I felt at the same time
strengthened and sustained. I felt not only her or my love,
love itself seemed to encompass much more,
the whole room seemed full of it. Physical, tangible love –
like something to grasp.
The quantum physician Hans-Peter Dürr writes
in his book 'Love - Source of Cosmos' about the
“Field of Liveliness”. On the basis of my personal experience,
the film tries to approach this field without any esoteric
I want to initiate discussions to exchange experiences.
Does a special field of strength exist in proximity of death?
I placed small, white snowdrop flowers into her lifeless
hands. There was a surprising thought: maybe I wil
never feel lonely again.