Posts Tagged ‘life’

Life is Nature

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Life is nature. The rest are details. Isn’t that what it comes down to?

 

Simply nature. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2016. www.walled-in-berlin.com

Simply nature. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2016. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com Walled-In is my story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

 

It’s in the Timing of the Test

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

In school, you are taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you are given a test that teaches you a lesson. That’s the difference between school and life.

–Tom Bodett

It's all in the timing of the test. www.walled-in-berlin.com

It’s all in the timing of the test. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com Walled-In is my story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

 

 

Caterpillar to Butterfly – Life Rhythm

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Just when the caterpillar thought that life was over, he became a beautiful butterfly.

— Anonymous

From Monarch caterpillar... Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2015. www.walled-in-berlin.com

From Monarch caterpillar … Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2015. www.walled-in-berlin.com

.. to Monarch butterfly. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2015. www.walled-in-berlin.com

… to Monarch butterfly. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2015. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com Walled-In is my story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

 

Is Life Really Black and White?

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

 

The ignorance of the world often makes people believe that life should be black and white – that you must choose sides – and so the world of colorful gradients goes unadmired.

— A. J. Darkholme

 

Fave beans in black and white. Think about how much color might have added to this picture. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2017. www.walled-in-berlin.com

Fava beans in black and white. Think about how much color might have added to this picture. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2017. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

 

 

 

Life is like a piano

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Life is like a piano. The white keys represent happiness. The black keys represent sadness. But as you go through life, remember that the black keys make music too.

— Anonymous

Life is like a piano. www.walled-in-berlin.com

Life is like a piano. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

Living on Earth is Expensive

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Living on earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.

— Anonymous

Living on Earth is Expensive. www.walled-in-berlin.com

Living on Earth is Expensive. www.walled-in-berlin.com

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

Live in peace

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Why do we only rest in peace? Why don’t we live in peace too?

— Alison Billett

But also Live in Peace. www.walled-in-berlin.com

But also Live in Peace. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

Life is what we make it

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

So goes the saying, but according to Tehyi Hsieh

“Life is partly what we make it and partly what is made by the friends whom we choose.”

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

Life is a Good Book

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.

– Harold Kushner

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

Tomorrow is a second chance

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

 

Life always offers us a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.

— Mueritzer Bauernmarkt, Klink, Germany

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com