Omnipresent – O – A to Z Challenge 2019

The images couldn’t leave her mind. They would not leave her alone. However hard she tried to forget the atrocities she had seen during her childhood. During the warfare in her country of birth. The streaming blood, the grey and cold limbs covered in dust. Where always there. Haunting her. She rearranged the flowers. It didn’t help. Fresh roses had been placed on graves. Now, … Continue reading Omnipresent – O – A to Z Challenge 2019

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Notre-Dame – N – A to Z Challenge 2019

In August 2003, my family returned to Europe after having lived for 3 years in the US. We didn’t return to Germany but continued our expat adventure in France. Never before had I been in Paris or in France. We were living in the suburbs and Paris quickly became our weekend destination. I think it was during our first weeks that we first visited Notre-Dame. … Continue reading Notre-Dame – N – A to Z Challenge 2019

Silent Night by Rowena Curtin | Advent 2018 Day 5

Silent Night By Rowena Curtin  “We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.”  Mother Teresa Two hundred years ago, on a … Continue reading Silent Night by Rowena Curtin | Advent 2018 Day 5

Faulty Memory

My memory is faulty.

Some events that happened a very long time ago are very vivid. While others in a past less distant are only vaguely there or even completely gone.

As it is carnival, I wanted to share some memories, only to realise that there are gaps.

The first seven years of my life were spent in the Rhine region, which is the place to be in Germany if you like Karneval, Conny Kaufmann’s guest post for my series Discovering Traditions is a must read if you want to know more about the Cologne Carnival. Continue reading “Faulty Memory”