Catch-22

Book review: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller I found this book as number 2 on the list of funniest books ever. Number one being The Hitchhiker’s guide to the Galaxy. I found that one incredibly funny, so I looked forward to another such funny book. And indeed this book had me laugh out loud so often … Continue reading Catch-22

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Innocence

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. (Matthew 5:8) Spring has come. For me this is always a time of exuberant joy when there is so much more light, and the fresh leaves are coming out, and all the little flowers with their freshness that is in such sharp contrast with … Continue reading Innocence

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The power and the Glory

In a poor, steamy and barren Mexican state, the Red Shirts have gained control, outlawed God, and murdered priests. But one still lives, the whisky priest, who has an illegitimate daughter and believes he has lost his soul. Now he is on the move, trying to escape his executioners. As he tramps anonymously through the glowing … Continue reading The power and the Glory

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Wonderful creatures

A few months ago, I went to the movie ‘Fantastic Beasts and where to find them’. It was tremendously inspiring. Such a wonderful world, with such diversity, magic, and a beautiful display of openness for others and tenderness and eccentricity and loads of humor! There was a dark side too. Without spoiling too much, I think … Continue reading Wonderful creatures

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Watching the night
Starry Night over the Rhone, by Van Gogh

I look Into the night. It seems to be at rest. This moment when the people sleep, So still. I feel The eerie light, It cools my fevered mind. The silence slowly teaches me: Be still. I see The quiet space. My soul that would not sleep, Now, watching in the night, receives Some peace.

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