To the women I love To the women, who inspire me To the women encouraging other women To the women raising daughters and sons To the mothers, granddaughters, sisters, cousins, nieces out there To the strong women To the weak women (you are strong too) To the men supporting women to be strong and independent … Continue reading To the women I love
And then last Saturday, things went belly up. I managed to buy some flour in the morning but shortly after I got home, I started hearing explosions and the air was thick with the smell of powder and the lingering scent of tear gas. We thought, it is raining, they won't last long. Over the day, things instead of getting better got worse.
Letters to Santa by Solveig Werner The postal elve frowned. Something like this had never happened to him since he started his long career many years ago. He called his colleague without taking his eyes of the two neatly written letters on his desk, "Cristel, come and look at this!" "What is it, Sam?" Cristel … Continue reading Letters to Santa by Solveig Werner | Advent 2018 Day 2 – 1st Sunday of Advent
I always feel that it super tough to come up with the perfect gift, especially if the person, who I want to spoil already has everything and doesn't want anything in particular or even worse, buys everything they want right away.
"Dear Aaron, I remember when I first brought you home. You were the new kid in town, and so mega sexy. All girls must have had a crush on you!"
Again the room was laughing and Sally saw many people nodding.
"You moved differently than all the other boys, you were respectful and knew how to make compliments! I well was in love! At least I had a massive crush on you and my friends and I had already had a fight or two over who should be the first one to send you a love letter. You were beautiful and popular!
Today, I have a strange day. The kids aren't with me, S. is working and as it is a Monday I have almost no lessons to teach. This means it is the perfect day to do things that I should do. Such as cleaning the bathroom (something I really do not enjoy doing), or pre-write … Continue reading The art of avoiding
We didn't sow tomatoes, our seeds were made from plastic, paper, iron, aluminium. And guess what? None of the things we planted started growing. In hindsight, I am happy that nothing grew, imagine your plastic bottle starting to grow into a plastic bottle tree in a landfill...
It's October and the weather has turned cold. About two weeks ago, I was still walking around in summer dresses and my beloved Birkenstocks. I don't complain, this year I had a summer that lasted 6 months! In mid-April, the temperatures started to rise, it wasn't spring weather it was that of Summer! As we spend … Continue reading The longest Summer
Since late August, I have a new student. And with this new student came a revelation. Things are getting clearer. Why did I want to become a journalist? WhWhy was I drawn to my parent's friends, teachers, professors, older kids? Why am I so emotional? Why do I have a hard time finding motivation? Why … Continue reading When things become clearer
She had been blessed with natural beauty. He studied her sun-kissed face. There was not even the slightest hint of makeup. Yet, he felt that she was more beautiful than any girl that had ever been this close to him. "Hatchi" she sneezed. "Sorry", she muttered while trying to regain her original position. He smiled, … Continue reading Wings