it doesn´t need always words …

it doesn´t need always words …

Ball season ahead

Albertina

horses

classical

… to explain your love for something …

… loving Vienna tonight …

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happy is who forgets ….

Everyone should feel comfortable in his own clothes while visiting an opera or theater. Okay, I think. Let´s look for a classical outfit. A nice, simple dress (I definitely don´t want to be overdressed) and my best jewelry.  I think that a visit to the opera or theater is not like going to the movies. My dress did not cost a fortune. To be honest I  bought it a year ago during sales for almost nothing. On an evening like this I want to feel special too. But what I see many times this evening makes me wonder. Sneakers at the opera? A simple shirt, paired with some jeans?

I wonder how I would have felt in sneakers and jeans in between people wearing evening dress and even a tail coat. For sure out of place.

After 3 hours of Johann Strauss´ „The Fledermaus“  I am happy and applauding to the singers, actors, the conductor and the orchestra and to everyone who´s been working to make this wonderful evening. What do I see? Others hurrying out to be the first ones at the wardrobe? The curtain is still up and singers, actors and ballet dancers from the Viennese opera still on stage?  I think it´s disrespectful to the actors, it´s disturbing to the other visitors. It´s not making any sense to me. But then I think:

“Happy is he who forgets, what can´t be changed anyway …. “

“Glücklich ist, wer vergisst, was doch nicht zu ändern ist” 

 J.Strauss II – die Fledermaus, Act I

Fledermaus Vienna happy is

Some more reads on etiquette at the opera, classical concerts, theaters

it does make sense – trust your instincts

Aren´t you sad too that this time of the year is over again? It seems like I just lit the first candle of our advent wreath, and now I am already thinking of cleaning up.

I had little to no access to my MacBook the last days and to be honest, I did´t feel like it either. I needed to rest and open my eyes to a new day and simply drink coffee while writing my personal morning pages. I just started writing again after I had not done so for a while. I want to feel more, not less. It´s a time commitment that I sometimes just can´t afford. But today I knew I wanted to nurture myself with something I like to do. Blogging is one thing that intrigues me. There are definitely days where I´ve  been critiquing myself for taking away that time and thinking that it doesn´t make any sense. Today I know whether it makes sense or not I am willing to create something. I am willing to share  some of my thoughts and photos I´ve taken the last days before Christmas as part of the December Photo Project.

Whenever you doubt that writing down your thoughts, inspirations or ideas is the right thing to do, then simply do it. Trust your instincts. You are taking care of yourself that way, and with that said, you´ve done the right thing.

Wishing all of you happy days with your loved ones and a happy new year 2015!

Melanie
christmas moments  – december 16 th until december 24th 
DPP 2014 by http://www.tredways.org. #dpp2014
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december 24th - the christkind
#day23
the view. the one and only
#day22

smoking chimney

#day21

its getting cold

#day20
Grossarltal

Grossarltal in Salzburg, where we spend some days before Christmas. How lucky.

#day19
mountain christmas market

This mountain christmas market is one of the places you want to be during christmas time. Perfect. Sweet. Lovely. Unique. For more impressions of that spot in Austria read more: pure as water

 

#day18
Christmas singers
#day17
On the way
#day16
It´s me. Enjoying that moment.

It´s me. Enjoying that moment.

sorting and thinking through

Three doctors appointments and some painkillers later….. I’m back.
Where does time go? It’s only my daughter and I who have been sick for the last couple days, but there was little to no time left for that moment of quiet to think about the day, the moments that are staying with you, the pictures taken, the sorting and the thinking about the day.
But still the daily has to be done… the dishes, the laundry, the mail, ….

Some days I do better, some days I don’t.

Today I am doing better, I’m sharing more than one picture. It’s about the last days. December 4th – 8th of the #dpp2014

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