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Sunday 19 April 2009

Home sweet home

A splash of colour, by Susie Mallett, 2006

The new cycle of life

Spring sprang to life in Nurnberg, just as it did everywhere else in Germany, over the Easter holidays. We moved from winter to early summer in just over two weeks. What a speedy feat of nature, an act of survival, nature getting the next round of living and production into full swing as soon as possible. It is a cycle that begins with the first breath of warm air and one that each year takes me by surprise and fills me with wonder.

After such long, cold winters as this one has been, spring is always sudden and short in this part of the world.

I have waited patiently for a sight of a snowdrop, for a crocus or a daffodil to pop out a bright head. Then in a blink of an eye they all vanish for another year, to be replaced by the tall and stately tulips.

Trees that fourteen days ago were still black and wintery are now in full leaf and the early blossoms are already falling like snow on the pavements. The birds are singing loud and clear beside me as I sit drinking coffee on my balcony, just a few minutes walk from the city centre.

The next cycle in my life

This is just a quick posting to say I am back to a regular 8 -??? life of Conductive Education, back to white-clothed, conductive group-work for a few weeks. The painting and conductive upbringing overalls have been left behind for a few months while I get back to living in my own flat, riding my bike around town, simply catching up with this other reality.

I will be catching up with friends, going to the theatre, reading dozens of emails. Maybe I will get around to posting all those blogs that I have written on scraps of paper while sitting on buses and trains.

I have so many emails to catch up on, so please be patient, but if anyone waits too long for an answer, please remind me!

A new century of postings

I was so busy last week that I was up to 202 postings on this blog before I realised that a second "century" had been hit. Now I will have to wait until I reach the three-hundred mark before I write another celebratory posting!

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