imagesHave you ever done something that remembered you of another time? Maybe because there was a smell, a song, a place, or just some noise that brought you back to that other time.

Some people I know don’t want to do something that worked out really well again, just in case this time it wouldn’t. Other people I know are going for a repeat – if it worked out last time, if something was really nice, they say “let’s do it again”!

T. S. Eliot once wrote: “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” – I don’t know about you, but I had to read this a few times… I suppose what it means is that whether something is a beginning or an end depends on your perspective.

Pádraig was good today. Trying hard. Really trying hard to breathe with the cannula capped. This evening, he got a ‘full’ pureed evening meal which he half-finished – not quite like himself yet, but getting there. He just needs to keep at it, right? Keep going, sailing down the stream, keep believing. That nothing is impossible.

The T.S. Eliot quote implies that whatever you do, it’s never possible to go back: you can neither fail nor succeed in repeating a great experience. Life has no repeats.

There are so many situations, moments, smells, songs, places that make me expect Pádraig to appear suddenly out of nowhere because he just belongs into this “setting”, he has always been in it. I want to go back to the good times and can’t.

It’s from the end that we have to start from. And to keep going. And to keep believing.

Today’s German Music Tip
Clueso, Gewinner
Ich geb’ nicht auf, gehst du mit mir, gehst du mit mir, mit auf uns zu!
What’s hot
Beginnings
What’s cold
Endings
The German word/phrase/verse of the day
Mein lieber Scholli!