Last week, I felt that strong pull towards a newly familiar place and an anciently familiar face: I just had to go back to Konstanz, and I just needed to see my sister. So, the girls and I packed a few things, hopped in the car, and got on the road. A little over six hours later, […]
Yesterday, I received the following message in response to my latest blog post on the painful feeling of missing dear ones. The message is filled with a wisdom that moved me deeply; it is now printed and up on my wall as a reminder that in order to have and deepen the human condition, both joy and […]
It cuts and it tears. It screams and it swears wordlessly but noisily. It’s like an upset two year-old at first. After the storm, it quiets down. Eventually, it grows silent, completely, that feeling, like a misunderstood teenager. It looms around my being. Then, after that departure, all there’s left is emptiness, the deserted room that you used to […]
Gray skies, thick clouds. Cold sand, freezing waves. Merciless winds. Big jackets, fleece blankets, woolen socks. Steaming tea and red wine. Cigars and low voices. Old records and slow blues. Somber evenings, gloomy mornings. Long, deep talks throughout all of it. Family, gathering in joy and gratitude, in spite of the autumnal weathers. Family, making […]
Blue skies. Clear waters. Far shores. Long walks. Deep talks. Snorting swims. Cold beers. Divine desserts. Best people. …Happiest living in this part of paradise.