Monthly Archives: August 2013

The August Break – Day # 27 – “number”

This book, called "A Year of Mornings" is the result of an amazing photography Project. To learn more about it, go to www.3191milesapart.com

This book, called “A Year of Mornings” is the result of an amazing photography Project. To learn more about it, go to
http://www.3191milesapart.com

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The August Break – Day #26 – yes

Sitting on this meditation cushion for about 400 days so far has taught me a lot about saying yes to situations, emotions, things which are not always easy to accept.

Sitting on this meditation cushion for about 400 days so far has taught me a lot about saying yes to situations, emotions, events, moods…. generally things which are not always easy to accept. Wouldn’t want to miss it for the world.

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The Declaration of You – book, clip, website. Sounds interesting

In this Videoclip above you can see the introduction of something which strikes me as a really cool “creativity-pool”, especially for people who like to get creative about every intentions and sorts. I guess that my new jogging-Training-schedule won’t just be a photocopy but Sharpie-designed on index Cards and decorated with Little “you made it -Stickers” or something .. For everybody who knows Susannah Conway: she’s a contributor ! And I learned about the book in her wonderful blog on

www.susannahconway.com/blog

For more, just go watch the lovely Clip or go to

www.thedeclarationofyou.com 

Enjoy! And have a good start into the new week!

 

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Sunday – Day # 25 of The August Break

Sunday mornings are something of a treat to me. There is a Radio Station called WDR2, “West Deutscher Rundfunk” it says (=western german broadcasting) which has a 1 hour interview with interesting people each Sunday at 8 a.m. . So no sleeping in on Sundays. Getting up in time to get a Cup of coffee ready and listening to this amazing Radio Show.

The woman doing the Show, it’d be called “Sunday questions” in english, really has a wonderful way to talk to people and she has the most interesting people to talk to. A year ago she talked to Imme de Haen, a woman who bought a beautiful old redbrick farm house in northeastern Germany in the middle of spectacular landscapes and started to offer retreats there.

This morning the light was quite autumn-like already. Especially at 7:30, I love to be a “half-early” bird and be up at this time of the day when everything is so quiet and the ligth so special.

Usually, while drinking the first Cup of coffee I take a look at today’s prompt theme of The August Break. I had already taken those photos you’ll see below, capturing the atmosphere (and the aforementioned plum cake ^^)  this morning and it was only then that I discovered today’s theme is …

Sunday

 So, here is Sunday morning:

Beautiful flowers from yesterday's Farmer's Market down the street

Beautiful flowers from yesterday’s Farmer’s Market down the street

Ready for having friends over.

Ready for having friends over.

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Sunday also is a reading day.

Speaking of this: have you heard about the book “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry”?

Although I still have unread books in the shelve, I went back to read this book on Friday after seeing an article about it..and… I must admit that this book should have been part of my post “The August Break- Books” …

The book is heartbreakingly deep and beautiful. I so went on this pilgrimage with Harold and could not stop reading. Harold develops a real mindful attitude while on his way and his way of being able to listen to people he meets along the way, almost reminds me of Michael Ende’s Momo.

Here are a few quotes for you to get you ….more curious/going to the next library or bookstore ..

“You got up, and you did something. And if trying to find a way when you don’t even know you can get there isn’t a small miracle; then I don’t know what is.”  
―     Rachel Joyce,     The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry    

 

“Beginnings could happen more than once, or in different ways.”  
―     Rachel Joyce,     The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry    

 

you could be ordinary and attempt something extraordinary, without being able to explain it in a logical way.”  
―     Rachel Joyce,     The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry    

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/jan/06/unlikely-pilgrimage-rachel-joyce-review

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Plumcake workout

The style of photography seen in the book “A year of Mornings” – which  captures everyday Scenes in unusual light or angles or …-  inspired me for this picture.
On a more funny note: 1 hour after taking this photo I invented a new kind of workout: “dough-wrestling” – if it is as efficient as enerving I will soon be earning tons of money on the Fitness market right after getting a patent ^^
Cake’s in the oven now, smelling really yummy. Just so you guys know. I would share it with all of you and by this I am saying thanks a whole lot for reading and your wonderful comments! It’s special to me, it really is! have a good Weekend, everyone!

 

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The August Break – Day # 24 – “hear”

Hearing the sound of water is quality time to me. – I often record the sound of the ocean on trips…

 

A ranting seagull 🙂

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Seagull cries in the air in Tadoussac, Bretagne, France

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Those waves splashing were actually really loud. Bliss to me, stayed there for 2 hours watching the water, soaking up as much of this spectacular nature Scene as possible – in Ploumanach, Bretagne, France

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The August Break – Day # 23 – “sacred”

Today’s prompt theme is a particularly interesting and challenging one. It made me think about what is sacred to me. Usually, thinking about things like that is something I’d almost call a Hobby 🙂 .. but capturing it in a photo.. oh well.

Besides the idea to take a photo of my smallest room in the appartment, a former balcony, re-built as a Loggia, so I have a maximum of natural light besides my easel, books, candles, a spot for a teapot/coffee cup ….and my dear old teddy, sitting next to my lovely old plush rabbit (both are in their mid-thirties and have moved with me ever since I first left home) I finally decided to take a photo of my “sacred-shelfboard”. Sort of “sacred-shelfboard”´, as I keep some real treasures there:

-the cups belonged to my Grandparents, at whose house I loved to spend time, they lived next door and were quite amazing, especially my Grandpa

-the little guitar pic with the Maple Leaf is the last one left from a Little collection I purchased on Yonge Street, Toronto in 2006.

-the little toy truck  actually had a teddy-status and went to bed with me when I was pre-school aged. It’s sweetcorn yellow and I am happy I still have it, loved to play with it.

-the two wooden vehicles were a gift when I was pre-school Age as well… I went from neglecting to absolutely loving them within days 🙂

-and last but not least there is “Jimmy”, the woollen ladybird toy, with 5 dots on his back, because the kindergarten teachers crafted it for my 5th birthday.

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What’s in your bucket?

 

Empty Bucket at Punta Del Este

Empty Bucket at Punta Del Este (Photo credit: longhorndave)

Once (literally: once in about 48 hrs) my wireless Connection is working I feel like sharing this lovely post about the full bucket by Cathy from sunny California.

I just discovered her Website and blog and invite you to do the same, seems worth it big time!

Let’s say, we are talking metaphorical buckets here, those ones you’d carry around aged 2-5, transporting precious things in it and maybe experiencing a lack of space and things falling out because of that. So then you’ll have to handpick what belongs into your bucket and what has to go. This is the idea, let Cathy explain it to you:

 

http://designlifeproject.com/2013/08/16/a-full-bucket/
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A real goodness has arrived this morning by mail!

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The August Break -Day 21&22 “something old at midday” :)

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