Maori Angel from New Zealand

Very early this morning I had breakfast with Maori Elder Pauline who came all the way from New Zealand to The Hague for the Rio +20 conference as a spiritual Elder. Its a great privilage to meet and photograph her for this project. She’s a true Maori Angel with great wisdom.

‘An angel is a concept that has many forms and variations. That water out there is so angelic! Just like the sunlight behind me.. That to me is an angel.

My son who past away a few years ago, I see him as a Bright Star. Those who past away are angels looking over our shoulders.
Children with disabilities will see angels from a totally different perspective as we see it. Because they can describe an angel from how they feel. Even when they have a disability with talking. ‘Because my angel loves me’. But it’s not love in the sense as we adults see love.
We are afraid of using the word compassion because it seems we might be feeling a bit weaker.’

While she’s sharing her thoughts … lightspots from the water are reflecting behind her … in her hair and against the wall … water & light … dancing … angelic vibrations!


Bright Star


Silencio, beauty, romance, peace, purity… ¬†angelic? Yes!!

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
Ad watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature’s patient, sleepless Eremite..