Eliza’s green cookies
About Herumschildkröteln, tortoising and slothing around, and further dirty things I did today…
I dedicate this episode to Peter and Jörg, apropos Gerhard Polt’s “Herumschildkröteln”. Yesterday we had a very inspiring project meeting about a creative event we are organizing, the details of which I will announce within the next months. Along the way we used the chance to philosophize around, about charming energy management, about strange and forbidden business models, about the meaning of all forms of life…
I also learned about the Bayern version of Zen: Das Herumschildkröteln, which I was about to innocently translate as “Tortoising around” or “Slothing around”, had I not just found out in the urban dictionary in the web that the forms above, and further related terms involving slow animals, have either dirty connotations, or are pretty much insulting.
And this falls wonderfully into place regarding the topic of my blog today.
We are not allowed to take the time, be present, be calm, be slow, without having the feeling that we are doing something wrong, dirty, and obscene!
Do you know what I did today, also feeling pretty guilty and quite ashamed at the beginning? I decided not to go to work today, even though I have mountains of stuff on my desk! I took my bike, and went to Heidelberg city center instead. I parked the bike somewhere before arriving at Bismarckplatz, and started to walk around, without hurry, without destination, without goal. It was not even a sunny day: Rather shitty-grey weather, it was. Not many people on the street, I mean walking… enough people around, stuffed inside their cars. I walked for a couple of hours, discovered a couple of art ateliers with social touch I was not aware of, I spent some time at the Uni Bibliothek, looking through windows and at the ceiling, doing nothing. I had lunch at a silent restaurant, which smells like spices and tea. I did not talk much, and I did not check my Emails much.
When I got home in the afternoon, I composed the piano piece for the animation blog today:
I’m a process…