… with my pictures I give you my life,
my fears, my happiness, my cravings,
fortune and sorrow.
My life was a colorful, confusing, exciting -
and do not think about an unfortunate film, which
sometimes frightened me, very often amused and never
has made lonely.
I've learned - without pain - to abstain - I
felt secure in myself - a little piece of blue sky,
a bird chirping, the starry sky, an unexpected
joy that was just the luck of the world. ...

[Ruth Baumgarte from a recording, March 1984]