In this episode of the #mindpower series, Kika Ioannidou muses about the significance of the sun and love in human life.
The #mindpower (#domasspēks in Latvian) project features a collection of 29 short films in which celebrities from all the EU Member States read excerpts from the works of Rainis and Aspazija in their native language. The project is part of the Latvian EU Presidency cultural programme. You can also watch the episode on the Presidency's official webpage here:
Kika Ioannidou says that for Cypriots the sun is their whole life – it is intertwined with their culture and gives joy. This is why her collections also often feature motifs of the sun. For the Latvian poet Rainis, the sun is also one of his favourite symbols that can convey various meanings. It symbolises life and creative power, the beauty of nature and motherly love, as well as national freedom. Rainis was convinced that every aspect of life should involve movement, development and growth. In this respect, the sun is an ideal symbol as it is in constant movement between day and night.