of Elizabeth's Japanese paintings
Saturday evening, the 16th of March 1996
is not all that well today," Laurence told me when I came
in. "Please Elizabeth tell us," she aked, "is
it just a muscular pain or was something crushing your
delicate bones?" Elizabeth could not quite explain. She
showed us where the pain was, on the left side above her
breast. "I was put down in a wrong position", she
said. "Who carried you?" asked Dagmar. "Bahadur,"
Elizabeth, "he must have had something in his
breastpocket which protruded out and ..." "...
pressed against you and hurt your delicate body,"
continued Laurence. "Yes, it stopped my breath for some
time", answered Elizabeth.
"Yes," Dagmar, "I can see the wheelchair
standing there". "The lovely Dutch lady, Anamika
Sharma, brought it along", said Laurence. "Are you
going out in it these days?" asked Dagmar.
"Yes," said Laurence, "every day, since the
opening of her exhibition, 'The Soul of Japan', at the
Hungarian Cultural Centre, on 6th of March". "How
does Bahadur get with you in the chair inside this room?
Remember there is stairs front and back side of your
flat", enquired Dagmar. "But I can't walk",
Elizabeth. "Of course, we know! O yes, he must pull you
chair up", thinks Dagmar aloud. "There was no-one
today to help Bahadur. That little ... Munki-Punki ... also
was not there. So Bahadur was pushing the chair up on the
stairs. And it went wrong. It also hit the side of the
said, "we are talking and talking about this, but I
believe this all should not be too difficult, if you make
wooden counter stairs, (no, not just a piece of wood on which
Elizabeth could slip in her chair), that should help make
things easier." "It was difficult all along,"
said Elizabeth, "always two people had to put me down und
put me up". "And only today there was not a second
person around." said Dagmar. "Yes", confirmed
Elizabeth. "Thanks the Allmighty God that you both
came." Only our presence seemed to give her so much joy
and made her feel better.
with the Old General Sahib, Mrs. Singh and Lutoria Sahib
"Your exhibition is
fantastic," Dagmar changed the subject: "Those
people I brought along (Martina and Torsten from Berlin) they
were absolutely touched by you. You know, I don't know how but
they were speechless, kind of in wonder. So there you see,
dearest Elizabeth, what 'aura' you spread all over
beamed her delightful smile at us and narrates, "today
the old general-sahib (General Mahinder Singh) came to the
exhibition. He could not come for the inauguration. He was so
touched, so touched. He said the whole atmosphere was
vibrating. And then, after, he went into prayers. I also. And
then I felt, not suddenly, but gently my chair was moving ...
but finally, when I opened my eyes, I was still in the same
chair and in the same place. It was very pure because they
didn't bring in any bad current."
the world. They have gone home taking your image along with
them in their hearts."
Elizabeth continued, "This morning it was very beautiful
to be outside. -
I mean, it is a wonder how all these people can live on
this earth. It still is a wonder with all these things going
on. They have sharpened their so-called intelligence and it is
used for ..." Laurence continued, "... meaningless
things". Elizabeth, "mercilessly". Dagmar,
"many people have realised that we have to do something
to save our earth. Soonest".