Posts Tagged ‘life’

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

How to measure life

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

–Anonymous

Nature - the poetry of life, © J. Elke Ertle, 2014

Nature – the poetry of life, © J. Elke Ertle, 2014

 

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 a story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

A wise man adapts to circumstances

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, 
as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.

–Anonymous

 

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 a story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

Two ways of spreading light

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

There are two ways of spreading light: To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

–Edith Wharton

 

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 a story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.