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Zen & Paper – the art of writing

“We are all at the mercy of our wild monkey minds. Incessantly swinging from branch to branch.” — Nicholas Carr I need one hand to hold a pen, the other one to touch my beard; the rest is pure writing. Pondering over a blank page where only a few lines seem to form the vague roadmap for the mind. In fact the margin is not even the limit. I project my thoughts onto walls, let my gaze go [...]

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Josh McBride ~ The Head And The Heart

“Not the last time we are learning / Who we are and what we would” There’s a wonderful nostalgia resonating in the lyrics of this song, vivid memories whispering a vulnerable yet powerful story of letting go. It feels a bit like reading through a long-forgotten letter that has been hidden in a drawer, a letter never sent. And the gaze gets lost in the elusive emptiness around trying to find an answer or at least a [...]

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Sparkling twigs

It has been a magical escape our trip to the Scottish countryside a few weeks ago, celebrating tranquillity at Loch Voil. Our eyes were probably sparkling with the same intensity as the gleaming peaks in the distance where the sun laid its enchanting spell on the snow. One of those weekends that feels like a marvellous patchwork of moments, where time seems almost absent. Disconnected in the truest sense of the word and away from displays of [...]

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Dialogue with the sea

Throwing chunks of words into an ocean of doubts, whispers turned into waves, questions washed ashore, some distinctive driftwood, stranded confidence.

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Berlin, Berlin ~ Nehemias Colindres

“A poetic visualization of a city’s manifesto.” Berlin, Berlin is the poignant ode by American filmmaker Nehemias Colindres to his temporary home, the vibrant and versatile German capital. Being born and raised in Los Angeles as child of Salvadorian immigrants as well as his family’s frequent moves within the city shaped his perception of a somewhat restless life far away from their roots. Having studied film he has been working on several music and commercial spots before. [...]

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Questions ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, [...]

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Celebrating tranquillity

There’s a wonderful personal tradition that started a few years ago when living abroad for the first time and following words became my mantra: “Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before.” ~ Dalai Lama Whenever I turn a year older I try to give that day a certain memorable character by exploring a new place. Ideally opening my eyes in that unfamiliar place on the same day I saw the light of the day. [...]

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Moments ~ keeping pace with life…

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”  ~ Henry David Thoreau This was the quote Candace opened her “mind’s stroll” with, introducing the wonderful “Slow Moments Project“. Thoreau’s words seemed like the contour, but it was her words that filled this marvellous shape with colour and life. The idea did not only ignite a spark of interest but rather set my inspiration on fire… Candace’s idea was [...]