My Little Lost Mother

Katharina Bauer and Mohammedreza Soltani

Danish School of Media and Journalism

The weather is grey and Aarhus feels toned down. A cold breeze from the sea makes the air freezing and then in a split second you catch a glimpse of a lady in pink walking by with fast, sudden steps. She drags a trolley behind her, full of books and artificial flowers. You see her curious eyes looking up to the sky as she gets closer.
A mother’s unconditional love is sometimes shadowed by the sorrows of her own life. Annette’s mother wanted to be a piano player; instead she had to learn to cook, and she met Anette's father.
The parents kept trying until they got a girl, but the four wild brothers were too much for the mother. Even though she loved her kids, she couldn't hide the sorrow and sadness overwhelming her, she couldn't manage her temper.
Having the same artistic mind from early on, Annette decided to live life differently: Never regretting anything. Fighting for the things you want to have, but if you can't get them, just move on. Not wasting energy on being bitter. Annette found her way of dealing with disappointments and setbacks: She writes and gives her feelings room.
"Why the hell be bitter," says Annette, 73 years old.