I wish I was There
(Ich wünschte ich wäre Dort)
Divining rods have the power to find water and other things. They just need to be told what they are looking for. They work best when they are made of fresh wood from somewhere located near a water source. In German, they are called “Wunschelrute” which contains the word “Wunsch” which means ‘to wish’.
To take a journey is to set something in motion. Expectations can be fulfilled or questioned or new ideas can be generated. We rarely go on a new journey without hope. We often undertake it because we are wishing for something. And every journey is individual however small.
The ‘I wish I was there’ concept
In Tenna, I invite people to take a short walk to my wishing pole so they can experience the details in the landscape, the smells, majesty and quiet on the way. At the top, it is possible to embrace the work and make a wish.
My giant wishing pole is made out of wood collected from the Rheinschlucht below Versam and transported to Tenna. It is placed in the earth looking up to the skies on a hill full of wildflowers and herbs and is waiting to collect wishes.