Can you pinpoint a moment in your life when you felt your heart break? I think I can. I think sometimes we love and connect so deeply to our most dear ones that when they leave us, a part of […]
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 […]
No matter how prevalent special circumstances may arise, the topic appears so often in our everyday life that almost every remark in this context has become superfluous.
She was sitting in this bar, at this table, moving it straight. On the tabletop were cuts and notches, referred to names she didn’t know.
A dance act performed to the rhythm of a boogie-woogie,three voices: narrator woman man
Farewell – a word that immediately carries a whole host of emotions with it. It echoes deep in the soul and carries many suitcases full of memories. Usually, they are profound – rarely fleeting. They leave a lot behind and […]
Carl Maria Wohlrath, one of my grandfathers, was the youngest of three sons of a landowner in Reichenbach. In the Owl Mountains. In Galicia, during the time of the Danube Monarchy. In Silesia, the district of Lviv. In the eighteenth […]
Deep friendships are independent of time and space.
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.
This month the theme of PonderingTime is “Farewells”. Thinking about the topic, Bernhard Schlafke finally found the following photo stories.
Farewells are as familiar to me as the course of everyday life. Get up. Go to the bathroom. Wash. Brush your teeth. Get dressed. Breakfast, etc. and… I’ll say goodbye.
I love beginnings. They just fascinate me. The vitalizing scent of a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Or feeling the warmth of the freshly baked bread or cake. Enter the pristine sand of a beach. Open a fresh bag of […]
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.
All right, let’s get started. I’ll record the conversation, is that all right?” The reporter didn’t wait for persons answer sitting opposite of him. Instead, he just pressed the button of the recording stick pushing it over the glass table […]
The old Scottish folk song “Auld lang syne” with its melody is certainly one of those pieces that are known all over the world. The fact that it left the English language area is to be owed first of all […]
In the January 2019 edition of PonderingTime, our author Arthur Pahl tells how the German violinist Johny Schwarz, who was murdered in Bogota, left Germany after World War II with a violin from Mittenwald in his luggage but arrived in […]