What is admittedly necessary? What touches us right this moment – and won’t go away tomorrow? It is the issues which have moved us since human existence: happiness, love, household, partnership, time, stress, loneliness, farewell, grief.
BILD columnist Louis Hagen, coming from a German-Jewish household, sought solutions to the everlasting questions of mankind from poets, thinkers and researchers. And located a few solutions which can be amazingly easy – and but can enrich our lives.
The textual content was brief, however I appeared on the picture for a very long time. A buddy from Munich despatched it to me – a coronary heart-formed cloud: “For you”.
We’re speaking a lot in regards to the climate proper now. The ice saints finish tomorrow. Nina, a scholar in Passau and a buddy of my younger colleague Maxi, is planting courgettes and pumpkins in her backyard: “However there mustn’t be any extra frost. Even when the vegetation do not freeze, they may wither and grow to be lean.”
Climate experiences on TV are rankings hits. Thousands and thousands of Germans are asking themselves lately: When will it lastly be summer season? If you wish to go on trip, take a look at the climate. Whoever comes again will probably be requested first: solar, rain, snow?
We plan our travels, our on a regular basis life, our lives based on the climate: What footwear ought to I put on right this moment, do I want an umbrella, is it too heat for a jacket?
The cloud coronary heart, despatched on WhatsApp, can be a small piece of climate – and for me greater than a assortment of water droplets.
As a little one, I usually spent hours gazing out of the window – chasing the clouds. They had been like a distant, unreachable cotton toy that I needed to the touch. “How do you’re feeling?” I requested myself when a significantly stunning specimen floated previous me.
Later, on the primary flight with my dad and mom, I waited anxiously for the second when the aircraft pushed by the cloud cowl. Sadly, as is commonly the case in life, fantasy was extra stunning than actuality: a few drops on the cabin window, a temporary wobble of the aircraft – nothing extra. My cloud dream: shattered. However I spotted for myself: Some issues are extra spectacular within the distance.
Solely now, a long time later, do I discover the fantastic thing about a cloud once more – triggered by the picture on WhatsApp.
Expensive readers, should you see a coronary heart-formed cloud, take a image and ship it to somebody near you. You may write: “There are a lot of clouds. However the one with the guts is for you alone.”
Louis Hagen (75) was a member of the BILD editor-in-chief for 13 years and is now a guide on the communications company WMP. His texts can be found as a guide at koehler-mittel-store.de.