Monday, March 28, 2011
a time of transformations & to never be finished
after this week of news fragments and parallel projects, i stopped by at my horoscope. it was spot on: “The tempo of events in your environment is likely to be too fast, and it will be difficult to avoid getting caught up in it. Nevertheless you should try sometimes to disconnect yourself from this frantic pace.”
i picked up on that, and spent some time gardening on saturday. planting pink and lilac flowers. touching earth with my hands. so good.
sunday started with morning rain. the flowers were happy. i went outside to take a picture, for photo friday's new theme: mother nature.
sunday also was the time of change here in the south-west of germany: in the night, the clocks moved from winter time to summer time. plus, it was the day of the regional elections. and the elections brought a political sensation: the conservative party lost the majority - for the first time in 58 years. the winners are the GREEN PARTY + the SPD. thus, the candidate of the green party will most probably become the "governor" of the region- a first time for all German regions.
the conservatives claim Fukushima, but it's just part of the reason. another main (regional) clue is the mega-train project Stuttgart21, which sparked ongoing protest and civil disobedience in a very conservative region, and showed the ignorance of the governing party over and over - i blogged about it before: Stuttgar21/blognotes - or read the story of it in a political poem: They Thought.
and here is a BBC comment on the election: "Germany: Angela Merkel loses key state election"
will be interesting to see how this week develops. the results will probably cause some discussions and changes in the political parties on the national level parties, too, and might influence following elections: with this result, the Green Party now for the first time moved from the ranks of small / opposition party to a "Volkspartei" - a larger / governing party.
and on the note of unfolding colors: the new issue of blueprintreview will launch this week, probably tomorrow. it's theme is so very fitting now: "synergetic transformations"
& now, monday morning. a new week. starting with an unfinished story. the story is fictional, but refers to a real moment, a life wish put into words - "To never be finished": Unfinished.