Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Unexpected Tenderness

Why is it, that one doesn't really expect to spot signs of tenderness from some people?
I wouldn't be surprising to see a young couple holding hands but for some reason it seems kind of uncommon to see some older folks show their affection in public.

The couple on the photo did show that they belong together in a way that really touched me. They were sharing a stunning view down to the Danube river at the Walhalla temple near Regensburg.

In one moment they were just standing close together and in the next one there was this gesture for "hey this looks stunning and I am glad that I can share this moment with you".

The guys made me smile in a good way.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Nudging Forward

Finally I feel like start blogging again. It's remarkable how much energy can be stolen by some things without noticing it. Energy that would have been really helpful to keep my eyes open for all the small things that enriched my life and to blog about it.

Like the little guy in the video it might be helpful to get little nudges from time to time to keep crawling (walking, jumping, flying etc.) forward.

Maybe I'll tell you a bit more about my trip around the world because I stopped right in the middle of New Zealand. There is a lot more to come from Australia, Vietnam, India and Jordan.
Maybe I'll show you some photos or video footage from stuff that fed my soul in the summer.
Maybe I'll just share some weird unfinished thoughts with you.

I really look forward to it - and to your comments.

If you wonder who I am talking to in this blog - don't ask me, I dunno.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Stirring Sounds

There was a thing that kept myself busy since I was a child. Really.

I have no idea how many cups of beverages I stirred until now but almost every single time I listened to the sound my spoon made in the cup when stirring.
There was always the suspicion that the stirring noise differs dependent on the the liquid and on the temperature.
Cold milk seemed to sound different to hot milk and a coffee different to ice tea.

Well, finally I extended my breakfast with a scientific experiment to give my poor mind some rest.

What can I say - my theory proved to be right! The stirring sounds ARE different.

You might say "so what?" but for me it was a big deal. A very big deal.

Try to listen to the stirring sound the next time you enjoy a hot beverage. Listening will even extend the joy of it. I promise.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Yellow Rustling

To a tree in the parking lot of a nearby school:

Bursting in colors
Before a big sleep
A scream in bright yellow
And then resting deep
I though got the message
Of leaves lying curled
That it could make big sense
To color my world
The voice of your foliage
Make my mind jump and sing
You fade for a few months
See you next spring