Category Archives: Love

Of Human Bonding

Over the years, I had become accustomed to living alone, had grown to appreciate independence, freedom, solitude even. It’s an easier life, not having to care about anyone, let alone for anyone, not having to worry about the expectations of … Continue reading

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A Lonely Walk in the Snow

Humans who are cold can’t really be beautiful. Nature can. It looks like the perfect day for a long walk, with the sun shining from above and being reflected by the snow on the ground. So much light, and so … Continue reading

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Feeding the Hungry

I had promised that I would bring a pizza, but apparently, she didn’t trust me, or men in general. She had also prepared a huge pot of soup and an even larger bowl of salad. As we, purposefully working together, … Continue reading

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Big Dreams

I went on a date, which was of course a mistake. As we were cruising in her Volkswagen Golf, stopping at green lights and crossing red ones, she asked a straightforward question: “So, what do you want to do next … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

But remember: It won’t end well. You have been warned. Quite graphically, even. Another tip: If you are cheesy in public, holding hands, kissing and such, try to imagine how silly you look to others. So, no public affection please! … Continue reading

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Sad Things (17) Flowers

This was a bad investment. Photographed by Valdis Jekociņš in Riga, Latvia.

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Romantic Graffiti

“If nights were as long as I love you, dawn would never come.” (Photographed in Podgorica, Montenegro.)

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Career or Love – You can’t have both

From a 1953 edition of The Girl Friend comes a test for women who need to choose between pursuing a “career” (which probably meant being a secretary) and “love” (meaning a boring life as a housewife). Interesting that you couldn’t have both. … Continue reading

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The age of sexual consent in Germany

Sometimes, even I get a question that I haven’t had before and which I need to research. For example this week, when a young guy asked: Is it true that 14 years is the age of consent in Germany?Is it … Continue reading

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What a Waste of Balloons!

Hundreds of children could have been made happy with all these balloons. But no, people had to misappropriate them for a wedding. (Spotted at Capo Milazzo in Sicily on 28 December 2013.) Did you notice that the married couple are … Continue reading

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