Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin

Saturday, 23 July 2016

...life is just a bowl of cherries...



©Brigitta Huegel


...and if it isn't, I go to the market and buy some... draw them ... eat them... feel much better. 
And put on my blue sued shoes... 

©Brigitta Huegel


... take a walk on the wild side through the Royal Park Charlottenburg, filled with bizarre flowers, 

©Brigitta Huegel

meet a Cupid,   

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and the Linden drone on and on that summer proceeds. 

©Brigitta Huegel


Life is sweet, and all in all we have great choices. 

©Brigitta Huegel


and when I look at all that bliss I have my head in the clouds again. 

©Brigitta Huegel




20 comments:

  1. Thank you, Gwil. Sometimes I have to "count my blessings" to be grateful.

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  2. Yes! I totally agree. It's foolish and counterproductive to waste time fretting about unpleasant things when there are so many more things in the world that can lift us up and inspire us. Gratitude and appreciation fill us with joy.

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    1. Yes, Susan - it is impossible to carry the burden of the whole world on one's shoulders. I try to make it as 'all right' in my vicinity.

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  3. Yes, life is sweet - I love the fragrance of linden blossom.

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    1. Me too, Elaine - in the meantime they already wear those little "pebbles" you see on the photo - though some still have a lovely scent.

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  4. Are those Good 'n Plenty? The little licorice candies? Very sweet.

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    1. Yes - I love licorice in every appearance (though prefer the salty variety). These we call "Stafetten" - I always have some in that box. And prefer - of course - the pink ones :-)

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  5. You were so lyrical today. Your music appreciation is showing. So live and laugh at it all.

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    1. Thank you, Emma - the strange thing is I only started to love Elvis'music when my son sang it.

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  6. This post is a welcome tonic! I feel the same every time I take myself off to Innisfree!

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    1. Thank you, Sue - I always remember our visit to Innisfree garden with you as a tonic myself!

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  7. I sat on the shore this afternoon and felt very lucky to have my head in the clouds and feet in the sand. Go on living, loving your life and showing us some of its beauty - it's the least we can do for one another.

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    1. Dear Pondside - sand between the toes is very reassuring, standing grounded on the earth too, being in nature gives serenity - and the sea: absolute bliss!

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  8. Lovely drawing of the cherry bowl! "Una ciliegia tira l'altra" A cherry leads to another. Specifically , when you start eating cherries it seems almost impossible to stop - similar to positive thoughts!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Oh, I loved that, Maria: "Una ciliegia tira l'altra" is what I thought about myself, when I munched them all up, couldn't stop (has to do with the pits, I think). I didn't know that proverb, which I find very true. (Strange: I had some difficulties to learn 'ciliegia' - don't know why - ). I love to wear a duo of them hung over my ear - nature's jewels.
      Greetings, Britta xx

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  9. Lovely Britta ...... your bowl of cherries is delightful and, are those liquorice comfits .... I haven't thought of those in years !! XXXX

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    1. Dear Jackie, the little liquorice sticks might be comfits - they are jacketed (?) in a sugary crust - delicious, and not organic (I think - those colours are too garish) XXX

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  10. Dear Brigitta, what a wonderful way you have of reminding me to be kind to myself oftener. Thank you!

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    1. You're welcome, dear Geo., I'm glad that the pictures pleased you - I send you a lot of sunshine over the ocean!

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