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DRAWING A LINE IN THE SAND

11.09 -13.10.2024

Laima Puntule 

Jurmala  Museum. Jurmala. Latvia   

opening 13.09.2024 17.00​

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What does the phrase "drawing a line in the sand" mean? It means announcing to whoever is present "we all have to choose one side or the other. There is no middle ground. Declare where you stand." There are different ideas as to when this first was used but one of the most famous was when Colonel William Travis drew a line in the sand at the Alamo and asked those who were willing to stay and defend to cross the line with him. Only one man did not; he left while the others stayed, fought, and died there. So it also implies that there is no going back.

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