September 1, 2015

teenager :: frisch :: literature

it's 6:07am amos had to catch up with german home work...
of course it looks much more like a late evening movie, just to relax and be. but no, this is home work, needed to be done at the last possible moment. watching the max frisch documentary, i do remember well, when i had to watch this, read the books and commentaries, time is running by. max frisch is still one of the most influental swiss authors, even though he died in 1991.

i remember well, reading andorra and we went to see the play in st.gallen, so many years back, a few pictures stuck with me and reading frisch felt like a fun and easy thing to do. i have not read him for a while, maybe this kick into my side will change it...

August 31, 2015

hiking säntis

it has been a long wished dream, and it was on joel's "bucket list", to hike säntis. there is an easy tour up, via tierwes, though that one is used by most people and on our morning, we already met a group of 15 people going up there. that made our decision a quick one, we switched over to the chammerhalde - gierenspitz route. joel was well prepared and knowing, that it was really not a long hike, just super more of a climb (1200m within 4km), was energizing me. a great morning, warm and at it's best for a late august day. we were glad for the early start, and because of the early morning, we were able to climb up, mostly in the shade, perfect.

 a few challenging parts, though we both liked them and it was fun to be on the mountain. no ropes or any other gear was really needed, but definitely a sure foot and no angst of hight. we loved it and enjoyed each moment.
we wanted to take the older kids along, though they were not up for an early rise. well too bad for them, missing out on this route. maybe we will go again...
a wonderful ibex near by (15 yards) was posing for us, just gorgeous. and then of course the few up there all around, looking and loving it!

August 28, 2015

mornings :: these days

it's a late summers morning sky. i love the moments, when it is still summery warm in the morning and dawn is moving on around 6:30pm. it's our breakfast time, sitting down and sipping on a cup of green tea, watching the sky change. having some early morning conversation, more just little exchanges of what's coming up this day. moving the jam and the butter this way and back to the other way. it's not every day smooth and uplifting our breakfast, but it was today and it was yesterday too.
reading scripture we are on chapter 3 of 1st john, the frequent "my little children" has become a familiar saying. it's good for us and i'm at home on the mornings and love the running after breakfast, when every one else is gone to school and work.

thank God for mornings.