From far away

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  There are pictures, and there are stories. I look at the picture and I see the story, which wants to be told. I am standing with my naked feet in the sand on the beach. It is a very early morning. Nobody is already up. It is this time between the times: between being […]

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 […]

Precious

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Our favorite village in South India at five o’clock in the morning: before flying home to Switzerland we left our rests of shampoos, creams and shower gels in front of our friend’s door. This was the occasion for my boy, still in his pajama, to sit down, to enjoy the empty main road on the […]

Hit puberty

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He’s got this bright smile on his face. It is promising. Two years passed that I took this picture. So many things have changed. Now, my ten-year-old is discussing with me why I dare punish him by shutting down his iPod for a day; he is arguing with me because I push him to go […]

The elephant joke

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One morning, a waiter told us that there would be fifty elephants in Varkala. Okay, nice dream but we didn’t believe him. Later during the day, another India man said: “You will see fifty elephants tomorrow. What a lucky thing!” Must have been a joke in India to tell the tourists about upcoming crowds of […]