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“What we speak becomes the house we live in” 


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Inspired by this quote from the great Persian Sufi poet Hafiz, who lived in the 14th century, I would say that this blog is for taking time to reflect and pause, to watch what you say to yourself and others.

Words are powers, available to all and used by all. As a human being you are gifted with a voice. But what are you a voice for?

Signing out.//Identity Detective (Germany)


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How do I annoy people? Unintentionally!

Dawdling on the pavement… Daydreamwalking into people… Using the last of the milk… Forgetting to put the bins out… Sleeping toooooo long… Stopping them from licking the side of the fridge (this applies more to smallish people)… Taking too long to respond… Responding internally instead of externally… Trying to put their pants on (again… more for smallish people)… But generally, on the whole, almost exclusively… Unintentionally! Signing Out//Ooh sorry… woops…//Identity Detective (England)

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Finding Inspiration…

(Caputh, Einsteins sommer house)


Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand -Einstein

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed -Einstein

 Signing out.//Identity Detective (Germany)


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And just as importantly what isn’t it?

Signing out.//Identity Detective (Germany)

 Yesterday morning, I put down  a documentary on Arte, German French channel, on the unconscious.  » Can be would find I answer to all my strange dreams  » tell me I.. But that begins badly: an army of scientists does not find better that to explain love at first sight with studies counts of pulsations, how it works chemically there inside, etc. horrible.

The second part is as for her more interesting; we follow an illusionist look at that: 

Love is an illusion, when you reports you it, it is already too late.

[…Somebody tries to steal you your Watch..]

signing out // identity detective ( FRANCE )

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For those of you who don’t know, the fellow above is from a tv series that has the status of comedy gold in my country. This character often saw the doom in everything, the show followed the land army in Britain, men too old or disqualified from going to fight in the second world war but the last reserve should invasion happen. Not a light subject, but we have to laugh. Surely?

And we do! Did! Will! Sometimes the doom descends and yes, we are all DOOMED. The amount of global media outlets telling us so are impossible to ignore. Fatalistic sensationalism? Or is it just yep, accept it, we know we are from so many directions there is no point denying it.

Or should we all just dig those head holes a little deeper in the sand, there is so much these media outlets don’t bother reporting to us, it ain’t news or it just ain’t palatable.

Head buried, bombarded, can’t we all just laugh it off and get along? We all feel all these things, and the overwhelming feeling is that the big old world we live on is getting shimmied to and early grave by us. As are we, because we can’t stop killing each other. Who would want babies in this big mess?

And yet we do, we keep on going and living through it all and looking back to learn from and laugh at the mess we left. We are all doomed, but we strain to make it good before the doom really sets in.

Signing Out//Identity Detective (ENGLAND)

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But I stopped growing up… I’ve been this tall for ages.

I didn’t realise this happened!

Do you have to do that??

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What would you like to be when you grow up?“ is a difficult question for me. Like almost all the people in Germany, I have lot’s of chances in life. And for that very reason -paradoxically- I sometimes feel overwhelmed and paralyzed. If my possibilities really are endless, how will I ever decide which path to take and what to do with my life? To be honest, I love the thought of having as many choices as possible, the feeling that every avenue is still open to me. I love the sense of the unknown and the intoxication of vast possibilities. The consequence is, that I seem to hesitate to choose one door, as it feels like doing so closes a bunch of other ones. I am afraid of making the wrong choice. I am paralyzed! Holding onto the myth of a limitless future. The myth that -“when the right choice magically manifests itself…”- the juiciest meat of life is still to be found; that when I grow up, I will be smarter, happier, healthier, calmer and more confident. And when will the time of the great reversal come? The sudden deidealization of the future, the beginning of the aching yearning for what used to be? When will nostalgia replace the golden promise of tomorrow? Why is it, that it is so difficult for me to just truly savor the moment, to grasp the present, to say to myself «This is it, this time, this day—this is what I want! These are the good old days, right now. Let me remain in this moment, let me take root in this place for all time.»


Signing out.//Identity Detective (Germany)

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Company at Christmas. Scrooge didn’t want it, and the spirits came to make him change his mind.

I’ve never had a Christmas alone, because my family is close and we like to spend it together! Everyone is loud and opinionated – and bossy – it can get nauseating to the uninitiated. I have happy memories and associations with Christmas. I might have left my parents after 6 days with a sigh of relief because it was quiet again, but I do love this season.

I spoke to a friend of mine who has nothing but negative associations with Christmas, and doesn’t have a close family. He is reaching out and building new family with friends, his girlfriend and her family, and one day maybe Christmas will have changed for him.

I speak to a man I see a lot in town, he is called Shaun, and his dog is called Sir Bruce. He can’t wait for Christmas to be over, it is too cold, and too many people crowding and messing up the streets as they shop and drink. He would be in the same spot on Christmas day with Sir Bruce, he said. I thought about him a lot in the days before Christmas. I walk past him when I finish work, I had hot food to give him but he wasn’t there. Sometimes he goes for a walk with Sir Bruce and leaves his things there, and piled up on top was a sandwich, a cup of tea, and four wrapped presents. The man behind me put down a sandwich too.

It is good to remember that your experience isn’t the only one. It can change. Although I wouldn’t say I have a perfect family, or get fantastic gifts (if anybody says they get perfect gifts every time, they are lying) I do have wonderful circumstances. I am warm and fed and my family support me, I even enjoy their company most of the time! That was my gift! Just a small one.

Jingling out//Identity Detective (ENGLAND)

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Fun… where is it?

To me, looking for fun seems a bit like looking for a fling: the less you try, the more likely you are to find your romance.

Hmmm… Let me try to explain this thought to you. I think it all has to do with one’s state of mind. The one who is searching for it, assumes that it is not there at the moment. The one who finds it, knows it always has been there. A girl from Israel ones explained to me that the verb ‘to enjoy’ in Hebrew, is an active form of the verb ‘to see’. A good illustration of my thought, right? Don’t search for it, see it.

Seeing out.//Identity Detective (Germany)