Sonntag, 27. November 2011

blue Sunday; Munich

blauer Sonntag; München


... ruhiges Leben bei ablandigem Sturm ...
... silent life at the wrong side of the storm ...

Oberfranken - Upper Franconia

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black curios eyes of a child - our own eyes. All is a miracle.
-Thich Nhat Hanh-
"What began for me as an interesting coincidence – a reader in Germany had somehow found her way to my book! – has come to feel like a spiritual connection that exists beyond barriers of time and place and language. Every morning when I turn on my computer, I’m grateful for these glimpses into lives that may seem perfectly “ordinary” to the women experiencing them but that are, to my American eyes, exotic and beautiful and, yes, poetic. I am honored to be invited in, and I am reminded to look more deeply into the unnoticed nooks and crannies of my own life, to illuminate them with attention and gratitude."
- Katrina Kenison, author of ' The gift of an ordinary day' - please see: 

Thanx so much for your kind words
and all the best from 3 German women :-)

Freitag, 25. November 2011


Oberfranken - Upper Franconia

... wie schön nach hause zu kommen - how nice to come home....

Oberfranken - Upper Franconia

Manchmal sieht man nicht wohin der Weg uns führt - dann reicht es, einfach einen Fuß vor den anderen zu setzen
Sometimes you don't see where the road in front of you leads - then it is enough to take one step at a time

Thiessow grüßt Bayreuth :-)
Greetings from Thiessow to Wagner's Bayreuth!

Dienstag, 22. November 2011

München  -  Munich
   Raubtierfütterung  -  predatory feeding

Oberfranken - Upper Franconia

Oh World, I cannot hold thee close enough!
Thy winds, thy wide grey skies!
Thy mists, that roll and rise!
Thy woods, this autumn day, that ache and sag
And all but cry with colour! That gaunt crag
To crush! To lift the lean of that black bluff!
World, World I cannot get thee close enough!

Long have I known a glory in it all,
But never I knew this:
Here such a passion is
As stretcheth me apart, - Lord I do fear
Thou'st made the world too beautiful this year;

- Edna St. Vincent Millay -


Montag, 21. November 2011

Oberfranken  -  Upper Franconia

“This is my practice. It is not anything special you need to learn. It is not some new information you need to get. It is nothing you haven’t heard before. It is just a turn you might not yet have made, or made again, and again, and again. A turn toward intimate engagement with the life you already have.
The instructions are at your hands. And when you follow them, you arrive clear and fresh - free of heartache, failure, fear, anger and judgment - into a ready-made life of deep peace and genuine satisfaction. Fulfillment derives not from lofty achievements, but from ordinary feats. It arrives not once in a lifetime, but every moment of the livelong day.
…Sort the light from the dark, the delicate from the indestructible, and the heavy duty from the hand wash cold. Empty the basket, and empty it again. That’s the wonderful thing about laundry: it never ends.”
 - Karen Maezen Miller - author of ‘hand wash cold - care instructions for an ordinary life’