“Hallo Sushi”


              Taken on the Natascha Randt Memorial on Kitely- Virtual Worlds on Demand

If I could conjure you now
in a pastel-blue cauldron
stirring your potion
with a brush and a bell
with a drum beat and a flute…
even if my words
were beyond meaning…
to everyone but you…
would you answer me?
Would you let me know?
Just let me know.
Flip reality inside out
one – more- time,

So I can finally just let go.

I am dancing Tai Chi;
the music is sad.
and y
our humor is dark and funny.
Your photos of a shark in a roof-top pool
make me smile…
because they’re so you,
a touch risqué, a bit over the top.
This world I am building…
everything I’m doing now
is so you.. It’s all you!
You perfume the air
with all those videos, photos,
 memories, words, and jet fuel.
I see you spontaneously dance
go “Boaaah” and “maaaan” and lol & lol.
We still had so much more we could do…
and yet..
we were stopped.
Our mortality stopped us,
when we were looking the other way.

You left to pass over the sky’s frontier
and I remained behind,
building your colorful empire after life.

The question I always seem to ask myself…
Why did I not do this when you were alive?
I want you to see it…see, how I remember you.
The funny irreverent German girl
who played with airplanes
instead of dolls…
Who was loyal and giving,
sharp and soft,
brilliant and funny,

who knew what she wanted
and what could be done…
and her favorite expression,
“Why not?”

Who would swim
in a pool with sharks
and greet them defiantly,
Rolling those movie-star eyes.
with a knife & fork in her hands,

“Hallo Sushi”

Karima Hoisan
October 28th, 2021
The Natascha Randt Memorial

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27 Responses to “Hallo Sushi”

  1. Jeff Flesch says:

    A gorgeous tribute, Karima. Your poem evokes both deep love, sadness, and longing. I also get joy in waves. Love this poem. 🙏❤️☺️🌺

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    • I second Jeff’s comment – I can’t say it any better than that.

      Much love, Karima.


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    • Thank you Jeff so much for commenting..I always love your comments! This is one small area out of a whole world..I have been trying to capture all aspects of her and show them off in an artistic loving way. This series of 3 pictures she took and put up in her blog..She chose the name, “Hallo Sushi” Which struck me funny..at the time I asked in a comment, who was talking..the shark or her?:) Each saw Sushi in the other hehe… Yes you do feel the joy..The world is full of joy. Our mutual friend,Joey, is also making a section of her other aspects and works she did with Nat too. The sim has much to see and I feel it is almost done. I think it will be a fun and entertaining experience, for everyone, even those who didn’t know her in Life, this tour provides a beautiful loving portrait of her.:)❤️🤗🌹🙏

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      • Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re welcome, Karima. Always a great joy for me to read you, and to experience your creations. Is wondrous. Ah, I see, how lovely that is. I look forward to experiencing more. Have a lovely weekend, my friend. 🤗✨💖🙏

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  2. Joey says:

    “Why did we not do this when you were alive?”
    Because Nat would have said, “How corny!” and she would have laughed out loud 🙂
    Now we can indulge in all the corniness shamelessly because who’s to stop us?
    Hugss ❤

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    • Ha ha Joey…so true! But she was the corny one who titled these in the first place hehe.
      Yes she most likely would have said that..smiles, in our moving making, I heard that a lot…but she was usually right, and we would scratch that idea for another. Corny or not, I think the world is turning out beautifully…I know she woud say “BOAAAAH” when she laid eyes on it. Thank you too, for your part in honoring her, Joey!🤗❤️ Hugss🌟


  3. KK says:

    So moving, so touching. I couldn’t hold my tears. I have no words for your love, your sense of loss. A beautiful piece, Karima. God bless Nat. Much love to you ❤️💐🌷

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    • Oh thank you Kaushal…. I have so many mixed emotions at the moment..but accomplishing what I set out to do (Build a world for Natascha’s memory) is driving me on..I feel loss and sadness, but I feel her close on the world..so close and creating something in her name, really helps, me accept the reality….she’s gone.🤗❤️🌹

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  4. daleinnis says:

    This is beautiful 🙂 so evocative of her, as is the entire build. A lovely tribute!

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  5. Superb use of imagery here!I loved the poem,it was a very enjoyable read 😀

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  7. You paint the perfect picture of words. Very lovely! Very touching! This ending is striking! “Movie star-star eyes”: nice!


  8. Another beautiful tribute hon. Sending you lots of love.

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  9. Aww sweet Gabriela, please don’t worry about me…I am doing much better, and my creative energies have been put into building a wonderful virtual Memorial for Nat. I am pleased to say, I am almost done and I am feeling very satisfied and fulfilled how it turned out… Thank you, you have such a beautiful loving soul….so happy I know you🤗🌹❤️


  10. A lovely, heartfelt tribute, Karima! 🙂 ❤

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  11. Samreen Asad says:

    Such a heartfelt, deep, moving yet so beautiful tribute habeebity. It’s only you who could express this so wonderfully. This wish always remains with us dear, just one-more-time.. But what once goes is gone forever.. I hope you are doing well habeebity.. Take care, lots of love to you❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗🤗


  12. Hoyt Heron says:

    This piece moves me. It is sad. When you speak of “why didn’t I do this when you were alive” hits all of us. A reminder, but we’ll forget, as is our nature until we lose another. Your words are eloquent as always. And you describe Nat well because you took the time to know and love her. I’ve added an appropriate Phil Ochs song.


  13. jonicaggiano says:

    Hi Karima there are lots of loving memories but I still sense your deep sadness I am so sorry. Life seems so fragile in the world right now with many people I know. I think it is also sad because when anyone is young it is so devastating.
    I am glad you are holding onto the good memories and letting go in your own way. Lovely piece. I am glad you are working. Love to you my friend. ❤️🤗🌹🥰

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    • Love you Joni..just saw this comment on the last say of the year…Happy New Year dear friend..I hope it is full of health and wonderful poetry…HUGS🤗❤️🌹🎉

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      • jonicaggiano says:

        Oh what a blessing and wonderful surprise dear Karima. I love you right back you sensitive, creative, and talented soul. You are a special lady I felt it from the start of our conversations. Hoping for healing and good health this year for you my friend. ❤️🤗🦋🥰🙏😘🎉🎊

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  14. Hugs you tight ❤️🤗🌹🎉🤩


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