27. September 2016

golden







We are all golden.
Never forget to leave a sparkle in someone's heart.




Johanneskirche am Feuersee, Stuttgart.
September 2016.

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Foto: Clemens Schwenzer
 mit meiner schönen Nikon.



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16. September 2016

in love with the stars





Past Sunday after a full weekend of filmmaking in Obertraun, Austria I couldn't reach home.
I stopped at the Chiemsee as it is on my way home to munich and went to the beach.
Had a beer and shot the stars.
The very first time I saw a falling star and it was wonderful.
Don't know who to bless. Nature? The Universe?
Maybe just my parents.
Thank you for bringing me into this world.

I admire and truly love you.
Hope to bring it at least half the way up to that mountain of love as you guys did.

Truly yours, lil' Susi.



10. September 2016

mountainlake



















“I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news” 


 ― John Muir





Yes. 

mountainlovin






















“We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.” 

-John Muir from "My First Summer in the Sierra" 


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 I don't need to say more at this point. Do I?





14. Juli 2016

down by the river


One of my favorite places on earth and so delighted that I was born close to it.
If you want to join me, just leave a message and I might tell you where it is.


I started reading another book of Thich Nhat Hahn: "No Mud, No Lotus" (german title: Ohne Schlamm, kein Lotus - Die Kunst, Leid zu verwandeln") which is amazing and I recommend every human being out there to read it. 




Here's one quote:

“Without suffering, there's no happiness. So we shouldn't discriminate against the mud. We have to learn how to embrace and cradle our own suffering and the suffering of the world, with a lot of tenderness.” 

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and a longer one in german:


„Wir bemühen uns, Leid in Gutes zu verwandeln. Auch die Lotusblume braucht Schlamm, um zu gedeihen. Sie wächst nicht auf Marmor. Sie müssen erkennen, dass es eine enge Verbindung zwischen Leid und Glück gibt. Wer vor dem Leid wegläuft, kann  kein Glück finden. Im Gegenteil: Suchen Sie nach den Wurzeln Ihres Leids. Erst dann  kann  Verständnis und Mitgefühl erwachsen. Diese beiden sind der Schlüssel zum Glück. Alles Geld und alle Macht der Welt bringen kein  Glück ohne Verständnis und Mitgefühl. Im  Angesicht von Fanatismus, Unterdrückung, Furcht und Wut hilft nur eines: Betrachte den Schlamm genau, um  auf ihm eine Lotusblume wachsen zu lassen. Wer das Leid des Aggressors erkennt, muss ihn nicht hassen.“

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“When you love someone, you have to offer that person the best you have. The best thing we can offer another person is our true presence.” 


True that.









8. Juli 2016

the past three days




Herzogstand, Bavaria, Germany. 

July 2016.



Walchensee, Bavaria, Germany. 

July 2016.







Plattling, Bavaria, Germany. 

July 2016.







The past three days my days were filled with friends.With joy, laughter. Finally I can feel again & I love to breath the air that is surrounding me-no matter where.

Whoever who ist not connected with my Facebook stuff i recommend you reading this article. Just let me quote something little for you from it. The rest, you can dig in yourself. Enjoy!



"What we have to remember is that we can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over. Get a post-bac or try writing for the first time. The notion that it’s too late to do anything is comical. It’s hilarious."


It really moved me. 
I would also like to hear or read what you think about it. Just leave a comment! Thanks!





14. April 2016

been there, done that. fuck.



been there, done that. Fuck.

That's my tremendous quote of the day. I felt the fear coming up these days.. feelings i don't like and I try to avoid. They keep me away from being able to be creative. From being able to feel creative... yes even from the feeling of having a feeling at all.

Then I looked through a numerous amount of photographs taken from me or taken by me. All this situations. Repeating. Feelings repeat, they disappear they fade. They grow and light the other day.

I love the mornings, we should love every single one of it, even there's a lot of work ahead of us after that day's morning. Rise and shine, my mom would say. I sometimes caught myself rolling my eyes up to the sky whilst she's telling me this. In the fucking early morning. But mornings are good. 
They are fresh. 
They can be bittersweet. 

I don't want to write stuff like "every day is a new beginning"... because that's what gift cards tell you or lame instagram posts these days. I would rather like to write "take a deep breath, child, no matter what comes it will try either way to run you over. decide to jump on it an ride along with it! or make a step to your left and say to yourself, oh fuck you, i go my own freakin' path".


This all might sound confusing? 
Or does it sound pretty right?



Would love to know what the outsiders are thinking? (you!)










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20. März 2016

the stars and the moon



Stars over Ericeira. 
Oh I never want to leave that place... 
















All shots are taken by nighttime in Ericeira, Portugal last week.







"If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's
his problem. Love and peace are eternal. "

Damn right, John. Damn right!















17. März 2016

ericeira 1.0



Morning View, today in Ericeira, Portugal.
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Es gab in letzter Zeit viele Momente in denen ich schreiben wollte. Hier, auf digitalem Papier. 
Das meiste landete jedoch analog, auf echtem, vergilbten Papier in einem alt gewordenem Tagebuch, welches nach neuen Einträgen regelrecht geschrien, ja jammerte. 

Es wird mal wieder Zeit für etwas Disziplin, Fräulein.


Etwas, was ich mir noch nicht gönne, ehe die Arbeit erledigt ist - ist der Sprung, der Lauf in den Ozean um ein paar Wellen zu fangen und auf ihnen dahin zu gleiten. 
Nein, erst die Arbeit. Dann der Spaß. 

Hoffentlich noch achtundvierzig Stunden innerliche Wartezeit bevor der Ozean sich mein nennen darf.
Ganz schön beschissen romantisch, klingt das. Aber geht durch die immer stetig wachsende Anzahl an Smartphones pro Kopf oder überhaupt, geht die Romantik nicht immer mehr den Bach runter?!

Oh Romeo, wenn du nur wüsstest. Er würde wohl zu brechen beginnen und 
Oh Julia, du Arme,  müsstest all das Desaster aufwischen. 




21. Februar 2016

lapping lakes like leery loons










Für Fabienne.










I am my mother's only one 
It's enough 
I wear my garment so it shows 
Now you know 







Only love is all maroon 
Gluey feathers on a flume 
Sky is womb and she's the moon 

I am my mother on the wall 
With us all 
I move in water, shore to shore 
Nothing's more 

Only love is all maroon 
Lapping lakes like leery loons 
Leaving rope burns, reddish ruse 









Only love is all maroon 

Gluey feathers on a flume 



Sky is womb and she's the moon.


- Bon Iver.





8. Januar 2016

two thousand and super sweet sixteen





Innsbruck, Österreich. Silvesternacht / Neujahr 2 0 1 6.


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One of the most neatest human beings I met so far.












Dancing the floor into pieces!























Michi wearing his red shirt, looking fulfilled.







Mimi - the dancing queen of the evening. for sure!







Representing the oil of the new year - Rapsöl!







Folks, i had a blast that evening.

Thanks for your time

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Literally, the view from the afternoon.






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May your year be filled with


p e a c e 
j o y 
l o v e 
t r a v e l
t r u t h
&
l a u g h t e r



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