Riding in a ballon

translated by Joachim Sanner
1st Life Worth Living

The greatest adventure of life,
is life ITSELF..

(Lion King, movie by Walt-Disney)

T i m e
i s a B L E S S I N G..

(12 LETTERS on a church clock)

Is a WONDERFUL event,
and it's FREE !!


CARVE life
from the WOOD
that you HAVE.

(Old Russian wisdom)

3rd Eternity of Life

The past-like the future-
are only FORMS
of the PRESENT.

(Christian Morgenstern)

The world of MATTER,
and everything in it,
is but a DREAM
compared to the AWAKENING
that we call horror of death.

(Khalil Gibran, idears, 21)

And SINCE they have not died,
they still LIVE today.

(Fairy tales enchant young and old,
a WDR-3 radio broadcast)

4th Life-giving Spirit

It can ONLY be a real SUNday
if you speak to GOD
as though he were a FRIEND.

(Monsignor Erich L?ufer, Leverkusen)
WDR, Morning Prayer,May or June 1996)

God is -
only one PRAYER
AWAY from us.

(Referent ?, L?denscheid,
Morning Prayer, WDR, April 1995)

2nd Living, Aware of Being

The great SECRET is
can become CONSCIOUS of itself.


The GLOWWORM would inspire
as much awe in us
as the SUN
if we were`not to such
an extent DOMINATED by our CONEPT
of weihght and dimension.

(Khalil Gibran,Sand, 42)

that understands our mind.
A secret with which it REFRESHES itself
and under whose influence it DEVELOPS.

(Khalil Gibran, Wings, 24)

Cover the wings of a bird with GOLD
and it will never again
soar up into the sky.

(Rabindranath Tagore, Birds Gone Astray, 67)

3rd Eternity of Life

There must be a better HEREAFTER,
or else the SUNSET'S GLOW
would not appear so beautiful.

(? author unknown to me)

4th Life-giving Spirit

is the LAST word
before we become SILENT.

(Karl Rahner)

Translated by Sebastian Nagel
and revised by Joachim Sanner