MAD BUNNY GETS LOST IN TOWN

There once was a curious rabbit living within a quite huge park grounds of a far away big city. There life turned out to be easy with lots of trees and bushes, diverse flowers and tutored lawns. Only the crazy two-legs were disturbing the rabbit a little bit while they occupied his admired park all day long. Early in the morning each day bunny was always surprised when observing the tall two-legs running through the park without real aim, while others of this species were just slowly walking in a very artificial and weird style – probably delegates of the ‘Ministry for Silly Walking’. But in the night all was just fine and quiet, because then bunny could use any desired place in the green.

One night shortly before full moon the rabbit strolled around the park and finally reached an old oak-tree. A real great hunger had led him to this place where odd plants had emerged from the ground never seen before. These strange looking fungi looked like small red umbrellas with white points on the upper side, and the pale light of the moon let the toadstools even gleam more seductively. And bunny was so hungry that he straightway swallowed up two of them. A strange feeling broadened in the belly of the rabbit who did not really care about that.

Half an hour later it all began, the moon resembled suddenly reddish, the sky immersed in a bright orange while all trees and bushes were covered with sparkling blue layers of light. Wow, what an amazing show tonight, thought the rabbit. But the visions changed quickly, there was a metro tunnel to be crossed, and after the metro tunnel bunny discovered a busy municipal motorway where the wild animals of the forest were ferociously racing down the road towards the horizon. Astonishingly none of the two-legs was present here because this would have been an ideal place for running and silly walking – strange two-legs hard to understand for a small rabbit.

It was like in a cinema, and the very next moment bunny was captured by a tremendous canyon. Now walking and climbing over heavy rocks seemingly for many hours, the rabbit dreamed of his nice park where all had been so nice and tidy. Subsequently he reached a painted wall at the end of the gorge where bunny did quickly fall asleep. Multiple mad dreamings pursued him all over the night, so bunny was really happy when the first rays of the sun waked him up next morning. Still dazzled by the adventures of the night he found himself again in his beloved park where nothing had changed so far. So he decided instantly not to taste these toadstools again in his further life.

 

 

ACROSS THE EDGES OF OUR SENSES

What we see, comprises just a product of our mind and brain. So may be all this is just a simple optical illusion as human beings can not decode and observe for instance the ultraviolet or infrared light like some animals; in such case the world would suddenly look completely different. Bees can not recognize red colors of blossoming flowers, as their reality and color cosmos is being situated more in the ultraviolet range of light. Flies can realize 200 pictures per second (human brains only around 20), so just in case of a flie watching TV it will not see the film, but in slow motion all the single pictures of the film like in a dia-show. So what is really real?

 

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JUST LET IT GO?!

In German we have a famous saying by Friedrich Schiller: “The war nourishes the war”, so it can not lead to peace. Therefore, searching optionally for other solutions, reconciliation and even forgiveness is a virulent human desire in many situations although it tends to be in reality sometimes a quite difficult and time-consuming procedure.

So building bridges and making peace with yourself and others by mutual handling when appropriate may release hidden energies and opens new paths or possibilities in order to  let us go forward.

In a larger global scale much more peacekeeping efforts and the will to do so would be needed nowadays urgently instead of weapon exports, increased army budgets and warfare all over the world, as the terrestrial clock – with crazy presidents in North-Korea and the USA – indicates again 11:55.

 

THE CLEAR-EYED VOYAGE

During a trip while reaching a wooden forgotten bridge we can feel deeply in the middle of it the gleaming water of the river under us endlessly flowing like the vibrant blood in our veins. Something in us would like to join this fluid primeval journey of the river, but we meanwhile have to cross impatiently this bridge and old monument of a somehow also restless motion. Afterwards, when we finally reach the other riverside, we suddenly realize that such an extensive move comprises just another small step towards the far away in horizon. What is lying beyound to be discovered, we shall regularly not know for sure. Time to say good bye …

THE SOFT SHELLS OF LIGHT

AT DUSK A POSTMODERN TEMPLE EMERGED FROM DARK SHADOWS

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Though, the big horizontal construction is one of the many concrete skeletons and unfinished house-ruins to be found in Spain everywhere, victims of the global financial crisis of 2008. This waste product of an unfettered capitalism here plays a a good match with a sparkling sunset – both enabling this mysterious photo motif. Let’s hope that this kind of unleashed greed does not assault us again.

THE MONDIAL STUNNING SLOWNESS

The vast poetry of empty streets and colorful houses leaves a lot of space for imagination and dreaming, because it is siesta time at Santa Cruz de la Palma and most shops have now really closed till 5 p.m. This kind of antique deceleration during noon seems today a bit bizarre in a time of multiple tasking and emerging velocities of all thinkable sorts but it just follows irrevocably these very old ambitions and cycles. Also the sun now moves slowly around the next corner where the shadows shrink to minimalistic images of black, white, blue and red.

All is slowing down irresistible, and time stands still for a while allowing us immediately to pay attention to the real being instead of automatically performed doing.  Such idea(l)s are the vivid motor of Cittaslow – the movement for Slow Cities worldwide. Fired by the success and support for Slow Food the Cittaslow movement was founded in Italy 1999 and comprises today 228 city members in over 20 different countries. In order to become a member city a lot of criteria have to be fulfilled, so these cities stand up against the fast-lane and homogenized urban nightmares. But today the respective overwhelming desiring is also present in very big cities and metropoles, just have a look and then you can surely discover it everywhere.