Friday, 15 February 2013
Cologne women joined the global happening One Billion Rising on
February 14, 2013 at the Roncalliplatz near the Dom to protest
violence against women worldwide.
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Friday, 8 February 2013
Saturday, 2 February 2013
By Khalil Gibran
Once when I was living in the heart of a pomegranate,
I heard a seed saying, "Someday I shall become a tree,
and the wind will sing in my branches, and the sun
will dance on my leaves, and I shall be strong and beautiful
through all the seasons."
Then another seed spoke and said, "When I was young as you,
I too held such views; but now that I can weigh and measure things,
I see that my hopes were vain."
And a third seed spoke also, "I see in us nothing that promises so great a future."
And a fourth said, "But what a mockery our life would be, without a greater future."
Said a fifth, "Why dispute what we shall be, when we know not even what we are."
But a sixth replied, "Whatever we are, that we shall continue to be."
And a seventh said, "I have such a clear idea how everything will be,
but I cannot put it into words."
Then an eighth spoke-and a ninth-and a tenth-and then many-
until all were speaking, and I could distinguish nothing for the many voices.
And so I moved that very day into the heart of a quince,
where the seeds are few and almost silent.