Difficult question

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  Children don’t need a lot. A hot noodle soup in a tiny Tibetan restaurant in India makes them more than happy. Back in Switzerland, it is much more difficult. There are so many more things. There is a school friend who has got his own iPhone; there is another friend who has his own […]

Point of view

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  Green isn’t the color I like very much. But when I saw this lamp in India, I changed my mind. It doesn’t often happen that I change my mind. I like to stick to the things I am used to. Since years I keep this painted wooden elephant from India in my kitchen, the […]

No barriers

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  They play around; they have big fun. The little one grew up in India, the older one in Switzerland. The one speaks Tibetan, the other one Swiss German. Both know a few words in English but not much. The little one is living in a boarding school in Dharamsala, the older goes to a […]

Stored pictures

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  Three weeks in India, four weeks back in Switzerland: four weeks of school, homework, getting up at times when one likes to sleep. Tough times. But there are all the memories of our traveling in India. Memories of rich experiences, of living two days in an Indian train, meeting so many different people, playing […]

Going somewhere

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  I am standing here and looking into the future. It is an open space. There are no frontiers; there are no roads. I am thinking and hoping for bright colors. It is bluish and watery. There are no images; there are no sketches. I am crying and following my disordered feelings. It is high […]

A lot of possibilities?

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  Maybe this Indian boy hasn’t seen any Europeans before; maybe he is shy by nature. His father in his traditional dress took him to town to buy a few things. Which world will he be living in in 20 years? Will it be the modern India? Will he be doing the bookkeeping or will […]

Flexible mind

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    Three years ago, Ramesh was selling his beautiful stone carved statues and buddhas. One year later, he was running a yoga school, and this year, besides giving his daily yoga classes, he is earning money with a little resort in a marvelous garden – together with a friend. For me, he symbolizes flexibility, […]

Never too old to travel

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    I met her again: the 92 year-old Swiss lady Pia Steiner. She was still on the road on her own, and we had a nice India dinner and an even more interesting conversation together. I could hardly believe that she still didn’t have any other companion than herself during her stay in India […]

Between dusk and dawn

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  Running to the bus stop this morning, I couldn’t prevent myself from taking a picture in front of our neighbor’s house. Today’s dawn touched a string in my mind because it reflects my inner world. There is light at the horizon. But I don’t fully trust that it will lighten up as the dawn […]

Together

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    Spending time with friends is very important. Feeling connected brings warmth into life. Sometimes, you don’t feel very close to certain friends, but you still like them. Sometimes, your friend’s life changes so much that you don’t have much in common. This feels strange and it bothers me. Sometimes, it feels okay that […]