Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you

Remember you are half water

Remember you are more than half water

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” ― Margaret Atwood

What is going on around me

 

at the shore

Taking a stroll

“Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.” —  Albert Schweitzer

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The last light of the day

last light of the day - over the River Elbe

Day’s end over the River Elbe near Hitzacker

“A hard truth: that courage can be without meaning or impact, need not be rewarded, or even known. The world has not been made in that way. Perhaps, however, within the self there might come a resonance, the awareness of having done something difficult, of having done . . . something.”  ― Guy Gavriel Kay

Reflecting the sunny blue sky – clear perspective

naked branches

clear perspective

“I know that mirrors give us a false sense of confidence.” I continued. “The reflection that we see everyday has nothing to do with how others see us. The glass lies.”  ― Rasmenia Massoud

Little wave over the stones

little wave

Winter light by the shore

The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective… it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean     Beyoncé Knowles

Rain on ice

rain-over-ice

Silent flow

All this while I’ve been packing ice around my heart. How will I make it melt…?  Ada Monroe

The gentle touches of air and water

Touch of air and water

Touch of air and water

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.

Henry David Thoreau

Ceaseless vastness

Between Binz and Sellin on Rügen

Between Binz and Sellin on Rügen

There is something bigger than fact: the underlying spirit, all it stands for, the mood, the vastness, the wildness.

Calm red on the Hamburg Alster

red vessel on the Alster Hamburg

classic Hamburg Alster scenery

Endless high water of River Elbe near Hitzacker

The flooding of the River Elbe in its whole length of over 700km has never in modern history been as high as this year. Wast areas in many parts of Germany have been heavily flooded in June 2013, thousands of families lost their homes and everything they possessed. It will probably take the entire summer for the water to disappear again fully.

Fortunately the dikes around Hitzacker in Lower Saxony withstood until now. They hopefully will hold up until the heavy load of the flood has passed. Still about a week to go until then. The deepest level of our town have been evakuated providently. We all hope for the best.

Circle of Life

We admire the blue sky and the bright colours of flowers. But we deny the hardship of Nature and prefer to escape into sentimentality.

Cold Waters

Cold reflexions

Do you see what you see?

“The finger pointing to the moon is not the moon, and words and ideas are only the shadow of experience.”

alte-jetzel-hitzacker

Alte Jetzel at Hitzacker

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“Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.”

Laotze

Mastering the Elements

Seagull in the Air

Do it as you can

Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.

Loren Eiseley

Dreaming away and contemplating

sunset -Elbe

Grief changes

“Grief is like a moving river, so that’s what I mean by it’s always changing. It’s a strange thing to say because I’m at heart an optimistic person, but I would say in some ways it just gets worse. It’s just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone.”
Michelle Williams

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Strong and upstanding

water-grass

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.

Meandering of the rivulet

rivulet

The colours of life