“Have I told you about the tension of opposites?” he says.
The tension of opposites?
“Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn´t. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted. A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. And most of us live somewhere in the middle.”
Sounds like a wrestling match, I say.
“A wrestling match” He laughs. “Yes you could describe life that way.”
So which side wins, I ask?
“Which side wins?” He smiles at me, the crinkled eyes, the crooked teeth.
“Love wins. Love always wins.”
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
Christmas has arrived even more in our home and on our table and I love the subtle hints of it. The pumpkins have moved by now but thats the picture I have.
Sophia and I had a evening of Italian take out and painting watercolor. It was a fun evening.
And I´m really impressed with my outcome if I may say so myself. I did not know that I could paint something like this.
To top things off we also went to Boesner (art supply store) in Cologne last week and it was pure heaven!! Gosh I wish I could live there and use something else everyday.
I´ve been taken things slow lately and got into reading mode again and I love it! This book was really fascinating to read! A really good book 🙂
I´ve enjoyed this view plently over the last week(s) and it feels like home which is such a gift!
This may look like a door and mess to you but to me its the most exciting things that happened lately. 3 steps down the stairways in our outside hallway used to be this door and we suspected it to be the old toilet. Old buildings in Germany used to have a shared toilet in the hallway and both the people from upstairs and downstairs used it. And then we got thinking “if there used to be a toilett, then it has everything we would need to put our washing machine in there” AND PEOPLE IT DOES!!! We can move our washing machine and dryer basically up to our flat and we dont need to walk to the basement (4 stories down) to do laundry. And you dont even know how excited I am about that!
The best part of it all was though that we found all this old stuff in there. Like the latter pictured above. The door must have been shut for the last 20 years or something because nobody had a key. We actually broke in to see whats inside. And it was awesome. Old toilet including toilet paper and crocheted top, old mirrow and sink and even old chalk made in “western Germany”. It was like stepping back in time.
We were hoping it would happen since this summer but didnt really think our landlord would be on board but now he even installed this thing to hook up our washing machine while still being able to use the sink. And we totally would have paid for it ourselves but now they did it and its GLORIOUS! I cant wait to get all the old stuff out, deep clean it and make the walls nice and then put our washing machine etc. in there.
And last but not least, Ilse is feeling more and more at home and enjoyes running around, stealing socks or enjoys getting into the paper trash – so all is wonderful 🙂
Sending you lots of love!