Sunday, July 17, 2011

A moment to think, to feel, to miss, to love.


I'm so sorry I haven't posted for such a long time.
I'm on a holiday, in Germany to be precisely, for a month, so I don't have much time to write and use my computer.
The first week has passed and it's lovely. We went to Bonn, made a trip to Cologne, one of my favorite cities. saw different things, museums, buildings, culture. Our group contains many different nationalities, and we get along very well.
We have France, Brittain, Iceland, Lithuania, Paraguay and of course, or own Dutchie-Holland-team. It's great to meet all these people from different countries, to learn about their culture and have fun together.

At the moment, I'm living with a family in a little town called Wilhelmsdorf, near the Bodensee. It's beautiful here, but I miss the rest of the group, the excitement of the city and our funny travel-leaders.
I also miss my mother, my father, my sisters and my friends.
Three weeks, and I'll be home again with them... Yes, I am counting the days. Eight to go over here, then five in M√ľnchen and five in Berlin...I'm already looking forward to that, it's going to be great.
These days will be wonderful, but then again, there's no place like home.


These are the five of us: me, Anastasia, Jeanne, Chantal and Eliza, on the International Evening, where we presented our countries. Like I said, nothing like home...

Now, just like the picture on top says, there always is something right, something good. 
You only have to find it, get it out, use it. 
I hope I will be able to keep doing that. 
Not only for the next three weeks, but for the rest of my life. 
'Cause eventually, life is traveling, just as much as a travel is living.

Wish me luck for my next three weeks, and if you happen to see my family, tell them that I miss them, that I think about them and above all, that I love them.

With love,
Kirsten

So, so you think you can tell heaven from hell,
Blue skys from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl.
Year after year running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here. 

- Pink Floyd -

Saturday, July 2, 2011

What we did last Summer


I brought my best friend to her bus this morning. We waved goodbye as she went away to what I know will be the best time of her life. China.
She doesn't know what it's going to do with her, she can only guess, but I do, for I have experienced such a thing myself. It's a miracle.


I thought back to what I did last summer. The things I saw, I felt, I did. The beauty, the wealth, the poverty and the poor sides of life. I made great new friends.

I can't even think of it as something which happened to me.
It's something from another life, another world.
Time goes so fast.

Almost a year passed since I saw you last. I still remember every single detail. Not a single day passes without me thinking back to you.


We were happy together, we had the time of our lives, we cried together. I belonged to you that time, just as you belonged to me. You're forever in my heart, and I know you won't forget about me either.


As I think of all the crazy impressions, I can't believe things like that really happen. Your luggage carried by llamas in the mountains, camping in the freezing cold.
You surprised me all the time, making me see things I never saw before. I survived, now knowing I can handle more than I ever thought I could.
I loved that.


I left a piece of my heart on every street, on every path, and I need to get it back.
As soon as possible, I come running to you, flying, and we'll be reunited again.


No, this is not the time or the place for broken-hearted
'Cause this is the end of the rainbow
Where no one can be too sad
No, I don't wanna leave but I must keep moving ahead
Cause my life belongs to the other side
Behind the great ocean's waves.



Bye, bye Hollywood Hills I'm gonna
miss you wherever I go I'm gonna
come back to walk these streets again
Bye, bye Hollywood Hills forever.


I will do what I have to, just to see you back. 
Your precious beauty, your warmth, the feelings you gave to me.
I will never be truly yours, nor will you ever be the only one for me, 
but I'll never forget you.
I love you, Peru. 

For now, as Jas probably is on the plane to Beijing,  
I can only think of the trip I made last year, 
and think of her, being glad for her to experience it, too.
It changes lives.




Now for you, my dearest reader, if you ever get the chance, go.
Don't think of what could go wrong, and if you do, think of what will be great.
Before the time to go was there, I woke up in the middle of the night, completely in panic.
I thought of giving up for a hundred times, maybe even more.
But I didn't give up, and now I'm so happy I didn't.
With love,
Kirsten

Long distance love, does it work?
All the miles in between get in your head
No, I don't wanna go, I don't wanna go.
Bye, bye Hollywood Hills I'm gonna
miss you wherever I go I'm gonna
come back to walk these streets again
Bye, bye Hollywood Hills forever.

- Sunrise Avenue -