Bloody hell (as I say that I realise how English I really am) – (note to reader – read in English accent) its been a while since I topped up my blog. This is where it seems appropriate to explain myself but if anybody reading this understands the intimacy of sharing words and personal expression to the blog ether lets just say I have been ‘with’ my words rather than putting it out there in ‘Blogiverse’. I am more of a hearty writer than a structural writer, I write what I am speaking (although the speaking is silent and in my mind) *flashback to Carrie Bradshaw days* good god and yes – my weapon of choice is a mac.
So much has happened. First I broke my mission to write regularly. Second… I moved to Germany. Yes Germany. I can now speak conversational German. What have I learned? Be careful what you wish for – thats what! You just don’t know what is around the corner. Let me tell you something – Germany was probably the last country on the Earth I wanted to visit. I never had any interest in it whatsoever. Can you imagine that last place on Earth that you never want to visit becomes the place where you live. I wish now that back in school I actually listened to my German teacher Mrs Gunthersaville. I don’t think I ever did a piece of German homework, it is as if the Universe and Mrs Gunthersaville are having their karmic payback as I trawl through the german dictionary and juggle learning german, working and setting up a homelife here. Note to all: German grammar is bloody hard. What is accusative & what is dative? Such a fine line. The speaking is easy to pick up but like anything in life you have to have the will to learn. I am enjoying life in Germany. I love the Germans. The people are super friendly and so far I have no complaints. Life here is sweet. I am lucky though. I live in Konstanz, at the Lake of Konstanz and can you believe it – in an area called ‘Paradies’, totally on the border of Switzerland, so much so that my mobile phone roams to swiss a few paces out of my house. By the way Paradies actually translates to ‘Paradise’. Its pretty cool to say ‘I live in Paradise’ and you know what… I kinda do. Its not a step out to sun sea or sand or anything but it is Paradise in terms of where I am in life. I am surrounded by the most positive, energetic & reliable people, hardly any grumbles to put up with. I am happy. To think I went from Blighty (England) to Mumbai – known as the ‘City of Dreams’ to ‘Paradise’. Not bad for the movie of my life. Positive steps forward. At some point I will write a blog in German, sod the grammar – I won’t let it intimidate me. This week marks my one year here and it totally feels like home. On that note, let me leave you with the quote attached by Walt Whitman “Happiness, Not in Another Place, But This Place…Not for Another Hour, But for this Hour.”
Enjoy your hours enjoy your time now for who knows about tomorrow!