Shades of Love
1. Love of life

The existence
of the person I  LOVE
explains it ALL to me.
God MUST had to create the world
only to make YOU exist."

(E. Drewermann)

People are
the only form of narration
to believe in LOVE.

(E. Drewermann)

The hand
is the tool
of the SOUL.

(Printed on a GEPA-carrier bag)

The one who has a ”WHY”
for living
will endure
almost every ”HOW.”

(Viktor E.Frankl)

I am THOUGHT of;
-THEREFORE I am.

(Schelling (??))
(f. “I timk, therefore I am.” by Decartes)

I searched for MYSELF
-and did not find me.
I searched for GOD-
- and did not find him.
I searched for YOU-
and found all three.

(From the mask to ego. Didactic unit 
by Ruth Kullmann, raps 1´91)

2. Reality of Life

…and measure our sluggish steps:
in terms of space and time
and ARE
not aware that we are
in the middle of ETERNITY.

(autorship unknown to me)

I do NOT know,
how I APPEAR to the world.
but I MYSELF only feel
like a BOY 
who was playing on the BEACH
and ENJOYING finding
every now and then,
A SMOOTHER pebble
or a PRETTIER seashell
than usual.
- While the WHOLE big
ocean of TRUTH
was lying UNdiscovered before me.

(Isaak Newton, "Prinzipias",most important 
piece of writing in 1687, the year before he died)

The real question
is EXISTENCE
(i.e. being PRESENT);
no matter whether this refers
to a STONE 
or to MYSELF.

(RBB)

Who knows OTHERS
is BRIGHT.
Who knows HIMSELF
is WISE:
Who DEFEATS others
has POWER;
Who defeats HIMSELF
is STRONG.

(Tao-te-king)

You cannot prolong your life
- but only DEEPEN it.
Do not give life more years,
but give the years more LIFE.
Do not count life
by the day or the year.
Count those hours,
in which you were
TOUCHED by the ANGEL.

(Martin Buber)

3. Transition of Life

And my soul
spread its wings WIDE,
flew over the quiet countryside,
as if it were flying HOME.

( Eichendorf, anoted by D.Sölle)

The mother tells her child
whose cat has died,
”If we get involved
in LOVING,
then we must also prepared 
to suffer FAREWELLS."

Should we prefer 
not to love be loved 
in order not to face 
any FAREWELLS?!"

((Ulrie Peiechota,
Life with the daily death (Kontakte, ZDF 4'88)

DEATH
is but
a MOVE
to a more beautiful house.

( Bert van der Post)

I am approaching my end.
I think the Lord
will RECEIVE me well.

(Oswald von Nell-Breuning)

The mystery of LOVE
is BIGGER
than the mystery of death.

(H.D. Hüsch´s mother in law)

Translated by Christiane Plenge
and revised by Joachim Sanner

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