September 22, 2012
“For the first time, she did want more. She did not know what she wanted, knew that it was dangerous and that she should rest content with what she had, but she knew an emptiness deep inside her, which began to ache.” (Iain Pears)
Coming from a generation that is always so good in praising freedom, individualism and self-fulfillment, I definitely thought to be on the safe side. Doing what I want, following those dreams in my head, and taking one or the other rain check in between. Fully aware of the risks and in almost total control, of where I am heading. At least it looks like that, if it wasn't for those little attacks our heart suffers from time to time. Those sudden and intense cuts, out of nowhere. Cuts that might leave you stunned, sometimes with tears, but at least wondering. They can happen any time and they'll remind you of long forgotten longings, of fantasies that you've neglected casually. And then, all over sudden something triggers them unexpectedly. And tonight, they've caught me. Kind of hard.
Of course, this did not happen for the first time. And of course, I always knew I wasn't safe.
September 19, 2012
September 16, 2012
September 14, 2012
Speak Easy Club, I've been wondering how much of an effort I, for myself, put into respecting others. And why I do things, how I do them? What is important, when it comes to connections and social living? The most important part to me, never to give up on people. In a way of, no matter what happens, within a group of silly idiots, there will always be one who is different. The one, who stands out and who makes it worth all the energy and the time put into not giving in into anger and frustration. Bringing people together owns a huge chunk in my life and hopefully, I will never change that attitude. To open up those doors and setting up a dinner table for strangers, has often presented me with the most amazing souls. Keeping those encounters in the back of my mind and getting it out in the right moment, can actually smooth the wildest anger. Therefor, we'll get it cooking. Again and again.Wishing you a wonderful and a delicious weekend too.
*Soup of grilled Pepper
*Porkroast braised in Cidre
with fresh mushrooms
September 12, 2012
buttons I made for Neukölln Bites last year, maybe completely different. I'm only approaching the idea in tiny babysteps. The point is, that living in a city like Berlin, very often pushes you over your boundaries. And I guess that counts for most of the larger cities. Berlin is absolutely great, but it can also be quite loud, crowded and rough too. People seem to watch out mainly for themselves, which is probably simply human, but we do seem to forget a bit too often, on how our actions can affect others. Once in a while, it would be so easy to make life a bit smoother. Other lifes, and our life as well. If we could only remind more often, on how we appreciate to be treated with respect.
September 06, 2012
|artwork by Céline Schroeder|
Besides that, I have finally brought myself, to give Twitter a try. I know I am a little bit of late bloomer here, but if you are in the mood for a little more Fishbowl action, it would be a pleasure to meet you there. Let's have a look into how much fun this it.
September 02, 2012
Maya Lin, the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. I did know very little about her and the struggle, that came with winning the competition. Her calm, but steady strength totally amazed me. I guess, less fuzz and a bit more on the focus side, would do me good as well. Even more so, as the next week will be a tough one too. On power, focus and sweets on top. Have a wonderful week.