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camping

everything takes a bit longer (cooking and cleaning), lasts a bit shorter (fresh produce and clean laundry), happens more immediate (the weather, moods, neighbors), takes its natural course (sleeping and waking, consumption of fruits and vegetables), smells and tastes more intensive (food and kisses) when we camp (this time in Greece). while others have taken […]

thunder

it knows nothing about these frightening facts, the ocean: utterly oblivious, it is a daily marionette to the moon, a constant carrier of massive amounts of plastic and trash, the eternal exile for refugees, (lacking smooth sailing conditions or the provision of a whale). it knows nothing about its power being used and abused on- […]

trailer park lights

there’s a small trailer park down by the river. it’s a settlement of nomads, gray-haired and adolescent-spirited as well as just family-founded with a desire to staycate; you find all sorts of characters in this temporary community. during long summer days, life is busy around the tents, trailers, blankets, clotheslines. long into the night, kids […]

tough day

it’s been one of the tougher days. I won’t get into the details of the event, because they tend to be similar across time, generally founded by and grounded in a misère brought about by fears, real ones even, if you peel away the messes. there’s always the issue behind the issue with matters of destruction […]

pastels

in a warm glow these brick buildings, alleys and meadows bathe before dusk sets in. the palette fades from passionates into pastels slowly luring summer away and making room for fall. oh how good this season‘s been and how graceful it slowly fades. „what’s next?“ I wonder, and and left to grow quiet and enjoy.

prairies

lonesome she roams the nightly prairies the lioness, pensively. dust twirls up as she moves and looks on over your way. a predator for injustice, incompetence, in herself as well, she cannot but stay athletically alert in times of trouble and turbulence such as these. what only the chilly night breeze and stars up above […]

swims

early morning and late night swims naked as we were seam this week and its shackling might. out there, it’s just me, in the water, with blue skies up above, a brisk breeze hushing about, and only little pangs of momentary joy  passing by.  someone shook the box a bit too eagerly these days and luckily, […]

out of control

these are times of an ever-heightened heart-rate induced by little sleep, lots of work, irregularities abound. there’s a thrill in all of it, no doubt, keeping things moving and blood flowing. emotional amplitudes spike these days, carving new spaces and trying relations. what will happen once this ends? will it all fall apart or go […]

switch

and in that last evening sun under the pavillion down by the riverside there were two guys dancing, switching lead and follow whenever the opportunity arose. so one twirl, the one guy was invited to by the other, the other kicks he initiated for the partner; it was a playful back and forth, turning into art […]

pedestrian zone

expressing yourself is a bit like dressing that display window in the pedestrian zone. you decide what goes behind the glass, adhering to current trends, of course, and so you decorate away. it lies in our clothes, words, relationships and ideally, this liberty would be at everyone’s disposal. for some, though, other people decide what […]

summer swims

I’ve noticed a tendency lately to grow a little wimpy at things lacking the perfect kind of circumstance. ever since these mornings swims in Sweden made me feel first cold and hesitant to go in, then hot and not wanting to leave, and alive and well throughout the day, I’ve made a promise to go […]

Herräng

I’d heard of the place where people go to dance the night away up in Sweden’s rural heart since 1982. the village truly is out there,  tucked away behind dunes, which, on the other side, open up to the sea. the waves seemed rougher from the shore, so gray and cold and harsh, than they […]

early departure

and when she felt the weight of the backpack snuggling up against her back, as it always does, ever so swiftly, upon each new departure, but saw no second set of shoes trodding beside her, a sudden solitude enveloped her. this time, it was just her, traveling toward Sweden’s summer, with the weekly news folded […]