German Word for the Day: die Waldeinsamkeit

Waldeinsamkeit (lit: forest solitude) stands for the feeling of being alone in the woods, but it also implies our connection to nature and the universe.

Erst im Wald kam alles zur Ruhe in mir, meine Seele wurde ausgeglichen und voller Macht.

– – Knut Hamsun

It was only in the forest that everything came to rest, my soul became balanced and full of strength.

Quote of the Day

I am not a teacher, but an awakener.

~ Robert Frost

Quote of the Day

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

~ Albert Einstein

Zitat des Tages

Im tiefsten Winter fand ich heraus, dass ich, tief in mir, einen unsterblichen Sommer mit mir trug.
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
– Albert Camus –
 We have no snow this Christmas – this photo was taken in the winter of 2010.

Quote on Writing

I’d like to have money. And I’d like to be a good writer. These two can come together, and I hope they will, but if that’s too adorable, I’d rather have money.

– Dorothy Parker

black cat

A cat in Istanbul