Saying goodbye means seeing yourself again, therefore these two phrases in German and Spanish. Although in German God or the phrase Lord, is used to greeting someone, in Spanish you do the same to say goodbye to someone.
I don’t think that goodbye, as a goodbye, is something that happens, there is always something (music, place, smell, landscape, etc.) that awakens our memory, the people, the pain and the joys.
Except for a few two-lane roads, Colombia is more of a sui generis country in the broadest sense regarding terms of its country road system. There is the so-called 4G route for freight transport with its long exits to the […]
What could be more critical in the journey towards the personal goal: The path or the target?
The concept of family in the 21st century has been reconceptualized, as it focuses not only on the natural diversity between genera but also on what we call species. If we make a narrative of human development, we could say […]
After Tod Browning surprisingly shot an early blockbuster for MGM in 1931 with the film adaptation of “Dracula,” the studio owners gave him a free hand for his next film. A decision they have been regretting a year later. “Freaks” […]
An institution in the field of tension between politics, morality, dream, and trauma. An essay by Maryanne Becker.
How does one define the word “family”? It is a word with a multitude of meanings, a word that is the essence of self-identification for many, while for others it stirs memories of experiences they would rather Forget.
When I was born in Leipzig, it was all over. The war and the family history. What began was the search for clean water, fat, wood, flour. After survivors and memories, after possessions on attics and silver buried in the […]
It was a cold winter in 1916 in Königsberg. It was during the 1st World War, which was still called the Great War, which was already in its 3rd year. In the West, armies dug in and those who were […]
Christmas is near and like every year, the time of the year is close when my ambivalent relationship with the Lord, with God, becomes clear. I grew up in a Christian environment as a Protestant Lutheran. When I was 14 […]
The German poet and philologist Karl Simrock did not only translate the Saga of the Nibelungs, but he has also left us many quotations. There is one particular quote that always calls my attention when I am moving around in […]
There are many concepts and definitions of homeland. The majority is based on a relationship between a physical space, geographical and defined by language, culture, borders and traditions with an individual, whose emotional state echoes the same space.
When a neighbor of my hometown called me in 2011 and asked me to write a contribution for the second volume of his homeland publication, I was for the first time consciously confronted with the concept of home – related […]
How do you relate to your homeland when it doesn’t feel like home? What does home even feel like? I don’t know exactly. I guess it can feel like different things to different people.
We human beings are prone to feeling like we’re part of a herd, building an identity around the characteristics that resemble us to others: the family, the fans of a team, the clubs and even the homeland itself. Some consider […]
A few months ago I wrote an essay about bridges for the first edition of this publication. The theme for the set of writings was Bridges. I was inspired to write about a bridge between the natural world and the […]
Unimpressed, Rick Deckard, played by a really young Harrison Ford, sits opposite Rachael, played by Sean Young. Wrapped in the smoke of her cigarettes, which puts the whole scenery in a fog, he asks his questions while not letting the […]