That time I fell in love with a city, again.

winds rushing through my hair, an ocean breeze that has followed me throughout my trip, at times making it hard on me to catch my breath and other times making me feel alive.

sunshine burning its way deep into my soul, trying to light all those dark spots that have been hiding in the shadow for too long.

laughter filling my ears, my eyes, my heart – reaching deep down below, awaking feelings that I thought lost forever.

houses hovering above me, leaning in, serving some shade where need be and cuddling in close with their neighbors – tall, slim, beautiful, their old facade is telling stories from far ago moments, each of them revived everytime you glance at their beauty.

Its been a minute, all I needed to madly fall in love with a city at the Amstel river.

What I’m seeing lately… the present.

Since it is the end of the winter term I finally finished all exams and get to see a few (new) places. During the final weeks I have not had much time discovering new areas let alone travelling around the globe. Yet I have managed to get some new impressions and inspirations from the last couple of exhibitions I have visited here in Stuttgart.

A few snapshots of my frequent evening activities – when I found some spare time in between studying.

Poetry for the night…freedom or faith?

Sometimes I wander about

lost

in thoughts

feelings

space.

 

sometimes I wonder about

thoughts

feelings

freedom.

 

Sometimes I wander about

those empty lonely streets

look up at the facades

of all these houses

winding down the street

all dark and old

telling me nothing.

 

Sometimes I wander about

those roads that lead nowhere

look up at the sky

and see nothing.

 

Sometimes I wonder about

where I’m headed

or what is going to be next

Wonder whether my feelings

are guiding me

or misleading my path.

 

Sometimes I wonder about

this thing

called

freedom.

   

   

What I’m seeing lately… S’ländle

Finally, I made myself a new home here in this very peculiar part of Germany, where people say funny things, and eat funny food – to say it really frank, it’s quite different from what I have experienced the last couple of years. Nevertheless I am eager to get to know the city, the people and what I am definitely excited about is my studies here at the University of Stuttgart. So far it’s been an adventure..