Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin

Thursday, 5 January 2017

A Fresh Start in 2017

©Brigitta Huegel
Dear You, 

I hope it's still time to send you my best wishes for

                                            A HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! 

It was almost a déjà vu: me dashing to Bavaria into the lovely Allgäu again!
This time by train (which takes from Berlin, all included, about 8 hours) - but the telephone call from son&DiL came only a few days before New Year's Eve, and then the tickets for a flight were really expensive.
The call was a surprise: they had just decided to give a little party and asked if I would like to join them.
I did! (Thus fulfilling one of my New Year's resolutions: "If something interesting turns up - take it! Don't tell yourself you are too tired - just leave your comfort zone, keeping in mind that soon you will be able to rest for a very long time." Hahaha.
So: Yes, here I am, New Year! Full of energy! 
And thus I celebrated from the early evening and the first minutes of the newborne year and then till two o'clock in the morning among young people (they vigorously danced till 6 o'clock in the morning) -
wonderful! 

And when I went back, I could enjoy something that one cannot see from an aeroplane: having draped myself on the comfortable seat in the train I watched full of admiration and gratefulness the beautiful landscape of Bavaria, covered in hoarfrost. The Great Painter had been very diligent and meticulous: every pine needle and every humble little blade of grass was covered in white. Noone left out, noone overlooked.
As it should be, and as we all wish for.

©Brigitta Huegel




16 comments:

  1. What a lovely post, Britta! I like your New Year's resolution and am happy for you that the rewards were so great the first time it was tested. I hope this all portends a grand year for you. xxx

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    1. Thank you, Shawn! And the best wishes for your 2017 too! xxx

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  2. I love to see a hoar frost. The whole world seems to be coated with powdered sugar. It is nature at her best.

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    1. The hoar frost was astonishingly thick - and then the sunlight and the very blue Bavarian sky: lovely!

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  3. Grab the bull by the horns and make the most of every opportunity that comes your way - that is great Britta, and just look what you would have missed if you had not done so. The hoar frost is spectacular - I love it.

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    1. Yes, Rosemary: if not now, then when? :-)
      In Bavaria they have a lot of snow now, really deep - and son told me: minus 21° at night (that is the temperature at the northpole - shudder).

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  4. I'm so happy you fulfilled one of your new year's resolutions, Britta. I'm so grateful you did, because I get to see that beautiful photo as well...thank you!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Thank you, Maria! I often think of you - how is Italy at the moment? My Italian friend Gloria is back now and thus could celebrate my birthday with me - bliss!

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  5. And a very happy new year to you, too, dear Britta.

    It sounds like you got the year off to a wonderful start with that unexpected adventure. I'm not one for making resolutions, but the one you made is perfect! It expresses exactly what I'm trying to do with my life, too. We may not have a tomorrow, so if opportunity pops up today, we've gotta embrace it! Adventure over drudgery... works for me!

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    1. Thank you, Susan! At the moment it is really amazing what is happening in my life. And: I always need a mixture of adventure and routine, sitting at my desk, writing :-)

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  6. Your pictures are picture perfect. Welcome to the best new year to be.

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    1. Thank you, Joanne! I love to photograph through a train window: objects are moving fast, half of the photographs can be deleted - but sometimes one is lucky and catches a special moment. As in life :-)

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  7. One should never miss an invitation given by the son and daughter in love... I never do! The actual journey sounds wonderful and your photos so serene! Happy, happy 2017, dear Britta...may it be filled with lots of good things! Smiles...Susan

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    1. Dear Susan, a very happy New Year to you and your family too! I was so glad to see them "in abundance" - and it was absolutely worth the effort of a longer journey. Britta

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  8. A lovely surprise to begin a happy new year. Thanks for taking us along! I delight in train rides --as you know-- and prefer them over faster modes of travel. All my best wishes dear Brigitta.

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    1. To you too a very Happy New Year, Geo.! My dream-train: the Orient express - or The Flying Scotsman. (Luxury version :-)

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