New Year’s Resolution

I asked: What do you wish for in your life?
He answered: Happiness
I asked: How do you want to get there?
He answered: Afoot
I asked: So what do you want to do in your life?
He answered: Be

1. January 2013 / Eisenbolz, Germany

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The “Receive Message” Button

How many times can one hit the “receive message” button?
Simply to be disappointed over and over again,
No message is coming in any more.

How long can one stare at the same wall?
Hoping that one day, one final future moment,
The look of it might feel different.

How often can one check Skype?
Only to realize, that even if he is online,
There’ll be no call.

How disappointed can one get?
Still believing, if only I gave him one more chance,
He might have been my prince.

How many times will I hit the “receive message” button?
Only to have the appearing of nothingness
Remind me, that it’s really over.

How many raindrops do I need to count?
Before they finally start washing away
The memory of all the pain,
and beauty.

13. November 2012 / M√ľnchen, Germany

Efforts for our world.

The plain fact is that the planet does not need more “successful” people.
But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every shape and form.
It needs people who live well in their places.
It needs people of moral courage willing to join the effort to make the world habitable and humane.
And these needs have little to do with success as our culture has defined it.

David Orr, Founder of the Meadowcreek Project, an environmental education centre.