Sometimes I ask myself why this blog is so important to me, apart from creating a nostalgic connection with my late Papa. Sometimes it seems almost absurd to give myself this extra duty in the intensity and madness of our everyday life with two little kids, a jobwise unpredictable husband and his start-up, a job […]Read more "Actio et Contemplatio"
You know the moment when somebody says one sentence in a movie and it suddenly hits you, because it feels like your line. The one message that you are all on about, but never nailed it verbally the way you just heard it on screen. That happened to me in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac when Christian […]Read more "vulnerable – the new strong?"
When October and November kick in, you know it is time to look things into the eye that you could dancingly ignore over summer. After my hommage to sunny days, this is to leaning into the dark and just rolling with grey and cold autumn time. We all know, life is not always sunny. And […]Read more "Into the dark"
Deep into your soul. And nostalgia can grab you and get hold of you any moment in the middle of September’s business and to-do lists. Don’t get me wrong. I truely love the golden month of September. Its enthusiastic efficiency and structure after August’s laissez-faire, its best intentions for new everday routines, the feeling of […]Read more "Summer water runs deep."
Subtitle: Plato on honeymoon. It will soon be a year from now that Philipp and I spent a week in the middle of vineyards in the northeast of Portugal for our honeymoon. A wine region blessed with the powerful force of the sun and lush nature along the river Douro. We were lucky to get […]Read more "Shit! Another day at the pool."
This kind of crispyness you only get early in the morning. Unfortunately I am not a morning person. Always wanted to be, hardly every worked for me. Needless to say that it is in the middle of the night writing these lines, far too late to capture enough sleep to be close to alive in the morning.Read more "Winter sun, let’s go for a ride."
The region is known for the group of artists called Blauer Reiter (Blue Rider) that came here to paint at the beginning of last century. The light is so smooth here, especially when the sun is hidden and you get all shades of green, blue and grey covering you like a soft blanket.Read more "Last summer in Alma-Land"