CHRISTIANE LIEUNGH

CHRISTIANE LIEUNGH

When I was 3 years old, I played with matches inside our family house. This resulted in a huge fire where half of the house burned down. My mother never yelled at me for this, instead she said I was brave for not hiding due to guilt -which could have resulted in a burnt child. I did indeed burn my thumb, and this was at that time my biggest concern. My mother told me that “bränt barn luktar illa” (Swedish), which means “burnt child smells bad – a rephrase of “burnt child dreads the fire”. The original phrase refers to someone who has experienced some kind of negative situation will try to avoid making the same mistake again. But instead, humans continue doing the same mistakes over and over again. With this repeatedly mistakes, we simply become a stinky collection of mistakes and regrets.


  • Date 2018

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