I’m not the one to hate rain in general. Summer rain, or the refreshing ones in Spring, even the oddly cold ones in the Autumn, I am fine with them.
Having a rainy day when you planned to watch the Full Blue Moon in the evening is a whole different story, though.
Look up at the Moon, in case you live somewhere that’s not rainy tonight. Last chance to catch a Full Blue Moon until 2037.
Esti Kornél – Rohadt Eső
I had nothing planned for today, and yet I managed to get some sandpaper, extra running trousers, a bolero and a white summer dress through Free Your Stuff, reserve some chili plants for my balcony, and have an amazing walk at Tiergarten, visiting also my favorite statues near the Dom.
Berlin is amazing – I feel really good here.
Zságer & Ligeti – Be Where You Belong
I rewarded myself with two vinyl records from my favorite artists. Alice Phoebe Lou was already present on the blog, and now, here comes an old favorite of mine: FKA Twigs. Hearing her music in vinyl quality is pure joy.
Sometimes I doubt anything could top the feeling of putting on a record for the first time.
FKA Twigs – Pendulum
“There was once an American traveler who planned a safari to Africa. He was that typical Type-A American tourist, who many of us may be and who I admittedly am when I travel. We do our research about this travel destination and we have a timetable, maps, and a clear agenda of the things we need to see and do. Some local people had even been hired to carry some of the traveler’s supplies as they trekked throughout the land—it was that level of planning.
On the first morning, they all woke up early and traveled fast and covered a great distance. The second morning was the same—woke up early, traveled fast, and traveled far. Third morning, same thing. But on the fourth morning, the local hired help refused to move. Instead, they sat by a tree in the shade well into the morning. The American traveler became incensed and irate and said to his translator, “This is a waste of valuable time. Can someone tell me what’s going on here?” The translator looked at him and calmly answered, “They’re waiting for their souls to catch up with their bodies.”
(Terry Hershey, Sacred Necessities: Gifts for Living with Passion, Purpose, and Grace, 68-69.)
So much has happened in the past few weeks, and so much more was always ahead. I am glad for the long weekend ahead. Hopefully my Soul will catch up with my Body this time.
REM – ÜBerlin
“Every day is a learning” – said a friend of mine once, before we became friends and I hated him for it. However, as with most of the stark realities, he happened to be right. If I face a difficult situation today, I try to take it as a challenge, an opportunity to learn something new, sometimes even about myself.
I am in the lucky position to have enough time granted to learn. Therefore, I am grateful.
Ray LaMontagne – Hey, No Pressure
In English, it is a general phrase to say “How are you?”, if you met someone or called. Ask a Hungarian and they will tell you how they feel. Be prepared. 🙂
Hazel English – I’m Fine
I love how the Sun shines through my windows in the morning. Now that I have benches on the balcony, I’ll get to enjoy my morning coffee outside. Only the temperature should rise a little more.
Harcsa Veronika – Too Early
We went for a run today, with a great friend of mine. It was amazing – the weather was perfect, the Sun was shining, and it all reminded me of the good old days, when I took part on the community runs of my running club in Hungary.
After all, I may will survive the half marathon, that’s here in about 2 weeks. 🙂
Dexter Britain – The Time To Run (Finale)
I bought two concert tickets today. We’re going to see Thom Yorke live in June. Another dream to come true.
Kongos – Come With Me Now
Every day is a learning. Since I started in my new job, I learn tons of information every day. Sometimes I feel like my brain is rejecting any updates, other times it seems that things start to settle in. It’s tiring, a challenge, but sometimes rewarding too. Little victories feel like big wins, and luckily, on tougher days, I have other things to be grateful for. Finding the right balance is what I’m working on.
Zagar – Never the Same