I was seventeen years old when my gynecologist told me that I would never have children. Malformed ovaries and the hullabaloo. At 20, the same diag-nosis again, a few years later the same image on the ultrasound. So of course, […]
“What would it be nice if we could see each other now!”, was one of my grandma’s standard phrases when we talked on the phone from Stuttgart (me) to the Swabian Alb (her) in the late 1980s.
Seventeen moves and more than forty years the bright red treasure chest has accompanied me. Carved by my grandfather. He, whom I barely knew, lined it with green velvet. Decorated by my grandma with water-soluble stickers at hand for Easter […]
Stubborn. Insulted. Stinky. All this is understated what I felt when my parents told me that after our move to the new house and my transition to the new school, I would have to manage the new road getting to […]
Some people never go crazy. What a terrible life they must have”.
A book must make you think. It must change your view on life.”
Here I sit in the former nursery of my sister and stare at the screen. Next, to me my son has cuddled up in the uncomfortable IKEA armchair reading in his most recent Asterix issue. He’s trapped in another world. […]
My neighbor from across the street was a hairdresser in his former life. Today he tweaks his garden. And I mean that literally. Shortly after eight o’clock in the morning, his equipment starts screeching when he gives his boxwood trees […]
I was in my early 20s. Free. Uncommitted. I saw the umpteenth repeat of the film “The Bridge on the River Kwai” and was suddenly sure that I wanted to enter it myself. Just like that. Because I was young. […]