Every day he gave me a flower. Sometimes it was a bought arrangement.Sometimes it was a wild flower.Sometimes it was a picked flower.Sometimes he gave me a dried poppy .Neatly tukked into the pages of his favourite book.Sometimes it was free.Sometimes it was store-bought.At times it was cheekishly taken from a public garden.Or from behind … Continue reading Flowers – F – A to Z Challenge 2019
When things become clearer
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
Dealing with Death
Dealing with Death Death is tough, especially for those who have lost someone dear, for those who have seen someone die, for those who are left alone. Death is tough, especially for the person realising that their days are numbered when they are scared of death. Death is not easy. Dealing with it is not … Continue reading Dealing with Death
If we were having coffee – 28 May 2016
If we were having coffee, then we would be having tea (there are many varieties to choose from). Or you could have some water or milk or even soy milk. If we were having our weekend drinks then I would ask you if you wanted some vanilla ice cream with that, maybe with some pecans? … Continue reading If we were having coffee – 28 May 2016
Compassion, I never asked for it – #1000Speak
Sometimes life takes paths that we do not want it to take. Sometimes things happen that we know will happen, but that we do not want to happen. There is a thing called death, dying, loosing a loved one, that we are never completely ready for, even if everything points into that direction. Last month, … Continue reading Compassion, I never asked for it – #1000Speak
Breaking the Silence
I have been silent for some time now. The month of February only say 7 posts, of which two were guest posts (if you have not read them yet, please check them out). One was about Carnival in Cologne by Conny Kaufmann and the other about Mardi Gras by Diana Gordon. I did not promote … Continue reading Breaking the Silence
Who am I?
Who am I? I am a woman, a writer, a mother, a lover a daughter, a sister, a friend a blogger, a grandchild, a girl, a smileran optimist, a kid a researcher, a German, a thinker a dreamer, a doer a looser, a winner a grownup a political scientist, a Parisian an expat, a cousin, … Continue reading Who am I?
With the events that happened a week ago, I have thought a lot about gratitude, gratitude for the simple things in life, those that I and others often take for granted. I feel gratitude for life. With that I mean life in general, my life, human life, animal life, the natural world. Then there are … Continue reading Gratitude #1000Speak
An unlikely death
She dried her tears with her handkerchief. There he lay, helpless, lifeless, cold, so fragile and so small in his wafer thin coffin. He, who had been her best friend, her true love, her soulmate, her little brother, her twin. Mother had always been worried about his health. The doctor had told them more than … Continue reading An unlikely death