December 8, 2016

the city


it has been my last morning in school for this year. a lovely stroll after school along the river in the city made my morning bright. it was a good morning, a lecture about liturgy and how it is implemented into the service with school age children. in particular the reformed liturgy of the church here in switzerland.
as i'm not unfamiliar, rather say i love when the services on sundays, as well as other prayer times, have a clear structured flow. the reformed church here in switzerland has not a very strong liturgical lead and i'm glad that the pastors at our local church try to stay close to the guidelines of the liturgy which is suggest.

it has been nice, to walk through the old city of zurich after a lesson, which has so many connections to this place. not just that it is the city of zwingli, who got rid even of the organ in the church! there was, now in retrospect, lots of harm done, and even then, many good things grew out of the reformation, right here in zurich.

December 7, 2016

seasonal colors


that's what they are, seasonal colors. autumn blending into winter and the cold striking hard for the past week. though as cold it is, as wonderfully bright some red and yellows are still shining. a bit magic, especially with the warming rays of the afternoon. so perfectly golden and subtle. in many regards not even expected anymore, as we are writing early december. no snow yet, but i don't mind, it is easier that way to get around with the bike and for running as well.

today is not a running morning, though i'm kind of almost wanting to go anyway. but then decided to not go, i have to strengthen my hip and that seemed reasonable to allot a few moments to it, on a cold morning. but honestly, it's easier to run, and in may ways more rewarding, than strengthening and stretching and staying put in a room! though it must be done, and so be it done.

December 6, 2016

rendez-vous...

it has been a while since, but on a rainy friday night mid november, i had the chance to see the spectacular light show at the bundeshaus in bern. the "rendez-vous Bundesplatz" has been a fantastic magical, light show in bern during the early winter weeks, for the past few years. it has been 4 years since i had the chance to see it and this year was fun to be a spectator again.
it's all free, just stand there in the cold for 20 minutes and enjoy it all. this years theme has been devoted to the swiss red cross, which is celebrating it's 150th anniversary.

sorry for being a bit late with this post, as the show is not on anymore... the pictures some how got lost and i was just discovering them again this morning.