Unhappy

Life is miserable if you make it so. And that doesn’t even take a concerted action. All it takes is not paying attention for a couple of seconds in which direction you let your life drift. A couple decisions here, a couple decisions there. Not saying “no” more than three times and voilà: your life […]

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Café

Das Laub raschelte unter meinen Füßen. Die Sonne war am Untergehen. Ich zog die kalte Luft tief in die Lunge. Ich schaute durch die angeschlagene Fensterscheibe in das Café hinein. Dort saß sie, sie sah ein wenig traurig aus, ihre Mundwinkel nach unten gezogen. Sie schaute aus dem Fenster raus, am Walnussbaum rechts an mir […]

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Unrequited love

The day George died was banal. Waking up. Orange Juice. Coffee. The Newspaper. Out the door. Forgot the car keys. Back inside. “Forgot the keys. Bye now”. “Bye”. No “I love you”. No second kiss. I did the washing up. I heard the car start. Quiet now. I put on some Puccini. I put on […]

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