Watching

Observe, let things settle, take time.
I am practicing patience and understanding toward my inner circles.
I feel.

Ten Walls – Adi

Sync

Sometimes things just seem to all sync for a moment and you are under the impression your life is heading to the best possible direction. When all the layers are progressing, you get positive feedback, get genuinely excited by meeting fellow optimists, when a gesture is appreciated and you get support.

Those are the days you feel like you could take on the World.

I had one of these rare days today. I love my life. 🙂

We Walk Walls – I Am Your Daughter

Pearls

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields & Fazil Say took my breath away tonight. They not only played some wonderful classical pieces (Mozart: Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 12 A-Dur KV 414 for exmple), in which he rolled the perfect quiet notes as pearls out of his fingers, but they played Silk Road as well, a piece composed by Fazil Say himself.

Witnessing this piece live was an incredible experience. He uses the piano like noone else, creates tension and atmosphere that sucks you in – you forget to blink or swallow, you get so focused on where the melodies and anticipations transfer you.

This is Art at its best. I haven’t heard anything as fascinating in the past 5 years or so.

This experience resonates with the books I’ve been reading lately – Robert Jordain’s Music, the brain, and ecstasy, and The Ocean of Sound by David Toop. I highly recommend both, they have the same effect: you don’t want to put them down.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about music, how it works, and why I find it so magical.
Music stole my heart and soul. Visiting a concert like tonight is worth a week of vacation in recharging. I’m so lucky to have the opportunity to get to these events. ❤

Fazil Say – Silk Road

Catch the wind

We pretended the weather was nice today and took a long walk in Volkspark Hasenheide, one of my favourite places in Berlin. The wintery dead trees with the green moss on them look magical.

Maybe that magic was responsible for my 15 minutes of fame on the music quiz later tonight, when I recognized a Donovan song faster than anyone else.

This was a nice lazy relaxing weekend. Waking up early tomorrow should be fun.

Donovan – Catch The Wind

Nest

Thanks to the Driller Queens, after about 2 years living in Prenzlauer Berg, the day has come when my home is finally ready. The final finishing touch of installing the lamp to my bedroom ceiling is done. Now the apartment is fully furnished, lived in, feels like a real home. We are home.
Having your own nest feels great.
Ich ❤ mein Leben.

FKA Twigs – Lights On (Live on KEXP)