WHY? A young man leaves his country. Obviously he did not see a future for his life there. In Finland he found shelter, food, money, surrounded by people who wanted to help him, who gave him a perspective for his future life.
Yesterday he took a knife and stabbed as many of these people he could get hold of. He killed two women and injured six more, as far as we know. He brought these women into life danger, Finnish ladies as well as tourists, who came to Finland to enjoy this peaceful country. The Finnish police stopped him by shooting into his leg. They saved his life while he killed unknown ladies, who have not done anything bad to him and injured many others. Brave people tried to prevent his murdering and catch him.
That is civil courage at its best! For this young Muslim from Marokko future life expectations ended yesterday. What a waste of life. What kind of a God is this Allah, who destroys his children?



Schnee im Geäst

Sonnenschleier schimmern schwach durch Zweige,
auf dem Geäst der Schnee sich tuermt,
Meisen zirpen leise, Natur spielt ihre Geige
Bin froh, dass es nicht stuermt
der grosse Zeiger steht ganz still.
Schneeflocken tanzen langsam nieder
Zufall formt sie wie er will
vereinigt sie mit anderen wieder;
kein Windhauch stört den Zauber
© dodo

Your fingers say the truth


ARE YOU AN… A, B or C? (using your left hand) – I’m a A! Britt Griffith

There’s a new test suggesting finger length can tell a bit about someone’s personality.

A) The charming but pragmatic one.
People who have a ring finger longer than the index finger tend to be charming and irresistible to some at least. A’s are the ones who can talk themselves out of just about any situation. Additionally, they’re aggressive and excellent problem solvers. They tend to be incredibly compassionate and are often scientists, engineers, soldiers, and crossword puzzle masters.

B) The confident, get-it-done type.
People with shorter ring fingers than index fingers are the self-confident, get-it-done types. They love solitude in which to work and accomplish the things they need to do, but that doesn’t necessarily indicate introversion. They’re very goal oriented and don’t like to be disturbed. They appreciate what they have but often hunger for more.

C) The peacenik
C’s are the peace-loving conflict-avoiding types. People with even ring and index finger length are well organized and want nothing but to get along with everyone. They are faithful in relationships, tender and caring partners, but beware: C’s have a fiery core that while suppressed in normal day-to-day activities can be dangerous if unleashed. They might be peaceniks, but please, stay on their good side.
I am clearly type C…..



Schiffsschaukel meiner Gefuehle
mal hoch, mal weit unten
blau der Himmel zu fern
die Blätter so hoch und nah
Wind zerzaust die Haare
saust in den Ohren
abwärts den Planken entgegen
grau von endlosen Tritten
fest umklammert die kalten Stangen
flieht rueckwärts die Gondel nach oben
ich sehe nichts, fuehle nur den Luftzug
geniesse den Moment des Stillstands
bevor die dunkle Tiefe wiederkommt
warte auf das Steigen in die Höhe
will den blauen Himmel erreichen