Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

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Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
aus einer Wurzel zart,
wie uns die Alten sungen,
von Jesse kam die Art
und hat ein Blümlein bracht
mitten im kalten Winter,
wohl zu der halben Nacht.




Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
from tender stem hath sprung!
Of Jesse’s lineage coming,
as men of old have sung.
It came, a floweret bright,
amid the cold of winter,
When half spent was the night.





1599, Speyer - translated by Theodore Baker 1894




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Time for new Memories - X-Mas

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Christmas is a time for nostalgia, but it is also a time for making new memories. Enjoy the fellowship of new friends, and cherish the company of family in this season of loving and sharing. Merry Christmas!

Cordially yours,



isabella 

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Be soft

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Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.


- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.












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Vibrations in the soul

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Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. 
The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul. 

- Wassily Kandinsky

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It's beginning to look like Christmas

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 
Ev'rywhere you go; 
Take a look in the five-and-ten, glistening once again 
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow. 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, 
Toys in ev'ry store, 
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door. 

A pair of hopalong boots and a pistol that shoots 
Is the wish of Barney and Ben; 
Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk 
Is the hope of Janice and Jen; 
And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev'rywhere you go;
There's a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well,
The sturdy kind that doesn't mind the snow.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas;
Soon the bells will start,
And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart.








I linked this post with the inspiring weekly events










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Saving Time

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We speak continually of saving time, but time in its richness is 
most often lost to us when we are busy without relief. 

- David Whyte

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Ich brauche Menschen

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Ich brauche Menschen ...

Ich brauche Menschen! Ja – in hellen Zimmern,
Erfüllt von Düften, Lächeln, Fächeln, Flimmern,
Wo schlank geformt – leichtwiegende Gedanken
Von Mund zu Mund sich lachend, blühend ranken!

Ich brauche Menschen ... seid'ner Schleifen Rauschen
Und Blicke, die sich sorglos spielend tauschen,
Und Worte, die ob tausend Kelchen schweifen
Und manchmal scheue, süße Beeren streifen –
Und Töne, die wie flücht'ge Küsse drängen
Und sich an lauschend bange Ohren hängen
Und bunte Wolken in die Blicke stäuben
Und blenden, schmeicheln, lügen und betäuben
Und all das Leere, Schwere überhallen ...

– – Stöhnst du, mein Herz, daß wir so tief gefallen?


Lisa Baumfeld, 1877 - 1897






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Anything is good

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“Anything is good if it's made of chocolate.” 

― Jo Brand



Last Sunday we made a visit at the gorgeous Chocolate Museum, Peine  and of course we couldn't resist to bring some (and some more) of these marvelous handmade chocolate truffles with us. 






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Under the Clock




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Last year we've spend some gorgeous days in christmassy Chicago. 
Now I would like to share these lovely memories with you and hope
you'll enjoy it as much as I do. 

The photographies in this #stellerstory are all taken with iPhone 6 and using the #Hipstamatic App. 


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