Codo’s “Ich düse, düse, düse, düse im Sauseschritt und bring die Liebe mit von meinem Himmelsritt. Denn die Liebe, Liebe, Liebe, Liebe, die macht so viel Spaß, viel mehr Spaß als irgendwas” is so retro that it is now super cool. You really have to listen to it, to watch it. Crazy stuff. Literally, out of this world!

It’s the story about a world dominated by hatred but conquered by love via spacecraft Codo ‘manned’ by two girls bringing love and defeating hatred. The story is from 1983 and a band called, what else, “Deutsch- Österreichisches Feingefühl” – a name as ‘affengeil’ as the song published at the height of the Neue Deutsche Welle.

When I watched the video and listened to the song I thought that everything is really quite simple. Black and white. Right and wrong. Love and hate.

Let’s make a test.

Take an imaginary sheet, draw an imaginary line through the middle of it and write all the good things on the left and all the bad things on the right. I’m sure you won’t find it difficult to decide whether a ‘thing’ should go onto the ‘good’ or the ‘bad’ side of the sheet.

Of course, it’s not always that easy in ‘real’ life. Knowing what is the right thing and then doing the right thing is often much more difficult and much more complex than one would expect.

Talking about tests: Today, I did a course to become a Certified Hocoma Lokomat user, meaning that, thanks to the generosity and training provided by the Therapy Centre here, I will soon be certified by the company that develops this robotic walking equipment, to use it with patients. I’m thrilled.