The suffering of conflict..

A touching statue by Käthe Kollwitz’s of ‘Mother with her Dead Son’. This sculpture is situated in a stark bare room right under the open oculus, and so is exposed to the rain, snow and cold of the Berlin climate, symbolising the suffering of civilians during World War II. At the New Watchouse (Neue Wache). Unter der Linden, Berlin.

Mother and her dead son..
Mother and her dead son.

In 2014, there are stories of conflict and suffering all around the world, and I can’t think of a better message to post on as the first blog post for this year!