today you’d be on
the markets of
Chanel’s Paris or
New York’s Exchange District
with your picture forcing Google’s
search results to explode
while on this day,
125 years ago,
you were on this anoymous market
in some village,
selling stuff with God knows who,
and this is maybe the only picture
you ever saw of yourself.
Changing perspectives in Mannheim Kunsthalle, December 2014, on the painting “Auf dem Markt” (1889) by Hans Thoma.