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Once upon a time there was a young man, let’s just call him Hanns, born in the True North between the horizons not far from the border at Flensburg, who now lived near a large river that flowed through the lush forests to the west of Oceania’s hinterland. He had always been fascinated by this river ever since he had seen the Elbe near Hamburg as a child, and now spent many hours watching the river, here called the Creek, and wondering where it actually came from and where it was going and exactly why!

So one day our Hanns decided to follow the river all the way to the sea. He packed some supplies in his backpack and set out to explore the wild and untouched backcountry.

As he began his long trek, he gradually noticed the many creatures that lived along the riverbank. Birds chirped in the trees, fish jumped out of the water, and turtles basked on the rocks. The young man Hanns marveled at the variety of life around him. He had never seen it all like this before!

But as he walked further down the river, he also began to see signs of human activity. He saw trash and debris littering the riverbank, and noticed that the water was slowly getting dirtier and browner.

Now he did think he could see a very deep-seated sadness in his heart. He realized that the river was not only a beautiful natural wonder, but also a fragile ecosystem threatened by many human activities.

As he got closer to the sea, Hanns saw that the river had changed. The once powerful current had slowed and the water had become murky and brackish.

But as he stood at the edge of the sea, the young man felt a sense of hope again. He saw that the river was still flowing, still moving toward its destination. And he now realized that the river was a teacher of sorts, showing him the importance and relevance of respecting and caring for the natural world.

He named this realization from now on: Mother Nature is crying! And I have to do something!

But what exactly?

Hanns decided to do his part to protect the river and the sea. He picked up the trash he found along the riverbank and vowed to spread awareness of the importance of preserving the environment wherever he happened to be, and not to be silent when nonsense was being talked!

And almost everywhere nonsense was being talked, a lot of nonsense! He had already understood that, although he was only 20 years old!

And as he stood there watching the river flow into the sea, the young man felt a deep connection to the natural world. He saw that the river was like a metaphor for life itself, always moving, always changing, always teaching us new lessons.

Inspired by the German writer Hermann Hesse, one of the Authors I love most!

More and interested? Read DEMIAN first and if interested in School and Education and the Power of Learning read UNTER DEM RAD as well.

To be continued …

The German Version:

Es war einmal ein junger Mann, nennen wir ihn einfach Hanns, geboren im Wahren Norden zwischen den Horizonten unweit von der Grenze bei Flensburg, der nun in der Nähe eines großen Flusses lebte, der durch die üppigen Wälder im Westen des Hinterlandes von Ozeanien floss. Er hatte sich schon immer für diesen Fluss begeistert, seit er die Elbe bei Hamburg als Kind gesehen hatte, und verbrachte nun viele Stunden damit, den Fluss, hier genannt Creek, zu beobachten und sich zu fragen, woher er eigentlich kam und wohin er ging und warum genau!

Eines Tages beschloss unser Hanns also, dem Fluss bis zum Meer zu folgen. Er packte ein paar Vorräte in seinen Rucksack und machte sich auf den Weg, um die wilde und unberührte Landschaft des Hinterlandes zu erkunden.

Als er seine lange Wanderung begann, bemerkte er nach und nach die vielen Kreaturen, die entlang des Flussufers lebten. Vögel zwitscherten in den Bäumen, Fische sprangen aus dem Wasser und Schildkröten sonnten sich auf den Felsen. Der junge Mann Hanns staunte über die Vielfalt des Lebens um ihn herum. So hatte er das alles noch nie gesehen!

Aber als er weiter den Fluss hinabging, begann er auch Anzeichen menschlicher Aktivitäten zu sehen. Er sah Müll und Schutt, der das Flussufer verschmutzte, und bemerkte, dass das Wasser langsam immer schmutziger und brauner wurde.

Nun meinte er doch eine sehr tief sitzende Traurigkeit in seinem Herzen zu erkennen. Er erkannte, dass der Fluss nicht nur ein wunderschönes Naturwunder war, sondern auch ein fragiles Ökosystem, das durch viele menschliche Aktivitäten bedroht war.

Als er dem Meer näher kam, sah Hanns, dass sich der Fluss verändert hatte. Die einst mächtige Strömung hatte sich verlangsamt und das Wasser war trübe und brackig geworden.

Aber als er am Rand des Meeres stand, fühlte der junge Mann wieder ein Gefühl der Hoffnung. Er sah, dass der Fluss noch immer floss, sich immer noch in Richtung seines Ziels bewegte. Und er erkannte nun, dass der Fluss eine Art Lehrer war, der ihm die Bedeutung und Relevanz von Respekts und der Fürsorge für die natürliche Welt zeigte.

Er benannte diese Erkenntnis von nun an: Mutter Natur weint! Und ich muss was tun!

Aber was genau?

Hanns beschloss, seinen Teil dazu beizutragen, den Fluss und das Meer zu schützen. Er sammelte den Müll auf, den er entlang des Flussufers fand, und schwor, das Bewusstsein für die Bedeutung der Erhaltung der Umwelt zu verbreiten, überall, wo er gerade war, und nicht zu schweigen, wenn Unsinn geredet wurde!

Und fast überall wurde Unsinn geredet, sehr viel Unsinn! Das hatte er bereits begriffen, obwohl er erst 20 Jahre alt war!

Und als er dort so stand und zusah, wie der Fluss ins Meer floss, fühlte der junge Mann eine tiefe Verbindung zur natürlichen Welt. Er sah, dass der Fluss wie eine Metapher für das Leben selbst war, immer in Bewegung, immer in Veränderung, immer uns neue Lektionen lehrend.

Inspired by the German writer Hermann Hesse, one of the Authors I love most!

More and interested? Read DEMIAN first and if interested in School and Education and the Power of Learning read UNTER DEM RAD as well.

With my best wishes from the Gold Coast in Australia



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  1. Music:
  • “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers
  • “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion
  • “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley
  • “All I Ask of You” from The Phantom of the Opera
  1. Art:
  • “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt
  • “The Birth of Venus” by Sandro Botticelli
  • “The Love Letter” by Johannes Vermeer
  • “Le Baiser” by Auguste Rodin
  1. Literature:
  • “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare
  • “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
  • “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte
  • “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In all of these examples, the motif of being hopelessly romantic is central to the work’s themes and imagery. These works celebrate the transformative power of love and often feature characters or subjects who are deeply committed to their love interests, willing to sacrifice everything for their happiness.

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My Plan for 2023 | Germany by bike and local trains only … The New 49 Euro ticket since 1 May 2023.


My flights around the world | Updated 23 June 2023 

Author: Peter Hanns Bloecker | https://peblogger.com 

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Here’s my general checklist for surviving three nights at an airport: 

  1. Essential Supplies: 
  • Food: Pack non-perishable snacks like energy bars, dried fruits, or nuts. 
  • Water: Carry an empty water bottle to refill after the security check. 
  • Medications: Bring any necessary prescription medications. 
  • Personal hygiene items: Include toothbrush, toothpaste, and some wet wipes. 
  1. Comfort and Rest: 
  • Travel pillow and blanket: These will help you get some sleep. 
  • Earplugs or noise-canceling headphones to block out noise. 
  • Eye mask to help you sleep better in bright environments. 
  1. Entertainment and Communication: 
  • Fully charged electronic devices: Bring a phone, tablet, or laptop for entertainment. 
  • Power bank or charger: Ensure you can recharge your devices. 
  • Books, magazines, or puzzles / games like cards to keep yourself occupied. 
  • A pen and notebook for jotting down important information. 
  1. Security and Safety: 
  • Identification documents: Carry your passport or any other required identification available at all times. Be careful when sleeping about possible theft. 
  • Money in cash or 2 or 3 payment cards for emergencies or any purchases. 
  • Locks to secure your belongings. 
  • Travel insurance details and emergency contact numbers. 
  1. Information and Communication: 
  • Stay updated on the strike situation through airport announcements or official sources. 
  • Contact your airline’s customer service for updates or rebooking options. 
  • Inform family or friends about your situation and keep them updated. 

A five-day survival scenario without a panic button or internet access in remote areas like mountainous. 

  1. Evaluate your surroundings: 
  • Find a safe location away from potential hazards like avalanches, cliffs, or unstable terrain. 
  • Seek shelter from extreme weather conditions, such as caves, overhangs, or natural formations. 
  1. Water and Food: 
  • Locate a water source, such as a river or a stream, and ensure it’s safe to drink. If unsure, consider purifying the water using a portable water filter or purification tablets. 
  • Conserve energy and ration your food supplies, focusing on high-calorie and non-perishable options like energy bars, dried fruits, and nuts. 
  1. Shelter and Warmth: 
  • Build a shelter using available resources, such as fallen branches, leaves, or rocks. Consider a lean-to or debris shelter for protection against the elements. 
  • Keep warm by layering your clothing, using thermal blankets, or creating a fire if safe and permitted. Prioritize warmth during cold nights. 
  1. Navigation and Signaling: 
  • Utilize a physical map and compass to navigate your surroundings. Identify nearby landmarks or distinctive features. 
  • Create visible signals for potential rescuers, such as using a mirror, bright clothing, or creating a signal fire with smoke during the day or flames at night. 
  1. First Aid and Safety: 
  • Carry a well-equipped first aid kit with essential supplies like bandages, antiseptics, pain relievers, and any necessary personal medications. 
  • Stay cautious of wildlife and be familiar with potential hazards, including poisonous plants or animals, and take appropriate precautions. 
  1. Mental and Emotional Well-being: 
  • Stay positive and focused, maintaining a calm mindset. This will help you make rational decisions and conserve energy. 
  • Keep yourself occupied with activities like journaling, drawing, or exploring your surroundings (if safe) to maintain morale. 

Remember, it’s crucial to let someone know about your hiking plans and estimated return time before setting off.  

If you become lost or are unsure of what to do, it’s best to stay in one place, conserve energy, and wait for rescue personnel to find you than leaving your place with some shelter options. 

Finding yourself stranded by bicycle in a remote area in your destination like Europe or USA or South America or Africa without internet or phone access can be challenging and problematic as well. Here’s a survival checklist to help you navigate this situation: 

  1. Assess the Situation first without panic: 
  • Stay calm and take a moment to evaluate your surroundings and any potential risks or hazards. 
  • Determine if you can repair your bicycle or if you need to abandon it and proceed on foot. 
  1. Water and Food: 
  • Locate a nearby water source, such as a river or a stream, and ensure it’s safe to drink. If uncertain, consider purifying the water using a portable water filter or purification tablets. 
  • Ration your food supplies and focus on non-perishable, high-energy options like energy bars, nuts, and dried fruits. Forage for edible plants if you have knowledge in that area and can identify safe options. 
  1. Shelter and Warmth: 
  • Seek or build a shelter using available resources. Look for natural formations, caves, or construct a makeshift shelter using branches, leaves, or rocks. 
  • Prioritize warmth during cold nights by layering your clothing and using thermal blankets or insulation from natural materials. 
  1. Navigation and Signaling: 
  • Utilize a physical map and compass, if available, to determine your location and plan your next move. 
  • Create visible signals for potential rescuers, such as using a mirror, bright clothing, or building signal fires with smoke during the day or flames at night. 
  1. Seek Help: 
  • If possible, make your way towards the nearest town or inhabited area. Look for signs of civilization, such as roads, trails, or smoke from chimneys. 
  • Approach any local residents or establishments for assistance. They may be able to provide help or guide you to a nearby town with communication facilities. 
  1. Stay Safe and Be Prepared: 
  • Be cautious of wildlife like snakes or lions, especially if you’re in a remote area like the Namibian desert. Familiarize yourself with potential risks, such as poisonous plants, animals, or dangerous terrain. 
  • Carry a basic first aid kit and know how to administer basic medical care in case of injuries or emergencies. Very important after snake bikes: A general serum should be in your fridge, if by car.  

Remember, it’s important to let someone know about your (cycling) travel plans and estimated return time before setting off. If you find yourself lost or unable to reach help, prioritize your safety and well-being by conserving energy, staying hydrated, and using your available resources wisely. This alone might save your life! 

Author: Peter Hanns Bloecker (with the support of AI tools.) 

Last update Fri 23 June 2023. 




Only persons who love to be alone are not afraid of EINSAMKEIT | My thougts on the Romantic School of Poetry and Reading and Writing.

Exploring the Romantic School: Waldeinsamkeit in Germany and Emerson in the USA and more here soon … Author #phb


I hope these lines find you well. I am writing to share my excitement about an intriguing topic that has captivated my interest recently: the Romantic School and its profound influence on literature and philosophy. Specifically, I would like to delve into the concept of “Waldeinsamkeit” in Germany and its connection to the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson in the United States. You might know the US group STEPPENWOLF? Then you might be on track here for sure … (Steppenwolf written by the neo – romantic German author Hermann Hesse, Nobel Prize Winner).

The Romantic School, a literary and philosophical movement that emerged in the late 18th century, sought to explore the individual’s relationship with nature and the significance of solitude in the natural world. In Germany, one of the prominent themes within this movement is “Waldeinsamkeit,” which translates to “forest solitude” or “woodland seclusion.” It refers to the experience of being alone in the woods, surrounded by nature’s splendor, and finding solace and inspiration in that seclusion. Of course more a metapher / an image than real and not for good!

Waldeinsamkeit holds a special place in German Romantic literature, where writers like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and E.T.A. Hoffmann expressed their fascination with the mystical and transformative powers of nature. It embodies the idea that immersing oneself in the quietude of the forest can be a deeply spiritual and enlightening experience, enabling individuals to connect with their inner selves and transcend the constraints of the material world.

Interestingly, across the Atlantic Ocean, Ralph Waldo Emerson, a prominent figure in the American transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century, explored similar themes in his writings. Emerson emphasized the importance of solitude and communing with nature as a means to unlock one’s spiritual potential and achieve a higher understanding of the world. (transcendence)

Emerson’s essay “Nature” serves as a cornerstone of transcendentalist philosophy and reflects his belief in the inherent goodness and wisdom of nature. In it, he encourages individuals to seek solitude in nature, allowing the quiet contemplation of the natural world to uplift the spirit and inspire profound insights into the mysteries of existence.

Both Waldeinsamkeit in Germany and Emerson’s transcendentalist ideas in the USA share a deep reverence for the natural world and the transformative power of solitude within it. While the contexts and cultural backgrounds may differ, the underlying theme of seeking spiritual connection through nature resonates strongly in both movements.

In conclusion, the exploration of Waldeinsamkeit and Emerson’s writings provides a fascinating opportunity to examine the intersections between the Romantic School in Germany and the transcendentalist movement in the USA. It highlights the universal human longing for a deeper connection with nature and the profound impact such experiences can have on our spiritual and intellectual growth.

I hope this brief overview sparks your interest in further exploring these topics. I would be thrilled to engage in a discussion or provide more information if you desire. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this captivating subject.

Warm regards from the Gold Coast in Australia

Author: Peter Hanns Bloecker | Updated FRI 23 JUN 2023 |



I understand T C Boyle to be a neo – romantic like Hermann Hesse and his love of nature and themes and writings have a clear message in the tradition of NOVALIS and his friends.

Hanns goes Camping

Vogelzunge BB

Here the ending of Rosebud (Novalis) – my favourite Romantic Poet.

Hopelessly Romantic

Now the area became richer and more varied, the air lukewarm and blue, the path more even, green bushes lured him with graceful shadows, but he did not understand their language, nor did they seem to speak, and yet they filled his heart with green colours and cool, quiet nature. Higher and higher grew that sweet longing in him, and wider and more succulent became the leaves, louder and more merry the birds and animals, more balmy the fruits, darker the sky, warmer the air, and hotter his love, time went faster and faster, as if it saw itself near the goal.

One day he met a crystal spring and a multitude of flowers coming down into a valley between black sky-high pillars.

They greeted him kindly with familiar words.

“Dear compatriots,” he said, “where can I find the sacred abode of Isis? It must be around here, and you are perhaps better known here than I.”

“We are only passing through here,” answered the flowers; “a family of spirits is on a journey, and we are preparing their way and quarters; but we have lately passed through a region where we heard her name mentioned.Only go upwards to where we come from, and you will learn more.”The flowers and the spring smiled as they said this, offered him a fresh drink and went on.Hyacinth followed their advice, asked and asked, and at last came to that long-sought dwelling which lay hidden among palms and other delicious plants. His heart beat with infinite longing, and the sweetest anxiety pervaded him in this dwelling of the eternal seasons. He slumbered under heavenly fragrances, because only the dream was allowed to lead him into the Holy of Holies. Wonderfully, the dream led him through endless chambers full of strange things on loud charming sounds and in alternating chords. Everything seemed so familiar to him and yet in a never-before-seen glory, then even the last earthly touch vanished, as if consumed in air, and he stood before the heavenly maiden, then he lifted the light, shining veil, and rose petals sank into his arms.

A distant music surrounded the events of the loving reunion, the outpourings of longing, and shut out everything foreign from this delightful place. Hyacinth lived for a long time afterwards with Rosebud among his happy parents and playmates, and countless grandchildren thanked the old whimsical woman for her advice and her fire; for in those days people had as many children as they wanted.

Michael ENDE


Ein paar Worte zur Entstehung von „Momo“

Als Michael Endes Roman Momo am 1. September 1973 im Thienemann Verlag erstmalig erschien, hatte der Autor Deutschland bereits den Rücken gekehrt und lebte seit drei Jahren in Genzano di Roma. Die Geschichte von dem Mädchen, das den Räubern der Zeit den Kampf ansagt, hatte er noch in der alten Heimat begonnen, musste sie jedoch beiseitelegen. Die Atmosphäre der Geringschätzung, die ihm in der deutschen Kulturwelt entgegenschlug, lähmte und blockierte ihn. Im Deutschland der Siebziger Jahre hatte Literatur „realistisch“ und „politisch“ zu sein, sie sollte eine klar erkennbare Botschaft transportieren, belehren und einen Nutzwert besitzen. Für Phantasie und Zauber, Grazie und Geheimnis ließ eine solche Maxime keinen Platz.

Michael Ende, der für seinen Jim Knopf mit dem Deutschen Jugendbuchpreis ausgezeichnet worden war, blieb die Anerkennung für sein Werk dennoch versagt. Stattdessen wurde ihm Eskapismus, ja Weltflucht vorgeworfen. Man beschuldigte ihn, Kindern mit seinen verspielten Geschichten den Blick für die Wirklichkeit zu verstellen, tat den Gehalt seiner Texte ab und weigerte sich, ihn als Schriftsteller ernstzunehmen. 1971 steckte Ende verbittert auf und verließ mit seiner Frau seine Heimat. In Italien, dem „Land in Europa, wo Kunst, Phantasie, Poesie zu den elementaren Dingen des Lebens gehören und wichtig genommen werden wie Essen und Trinken“ war er schließlich in der Lage, die Arbeit an Momo wieder aufzunehmen und zu beenden. Noch Jahre später bekundete er, er hätte den Roman „in Deutschland nicht schreiben können“, er habe sich dort gefühlt, als werde ihm die Luft abgeschnürt.


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Michael Ende hat sich ausfuehrlich mit der deutschen Romantik beschäftigt. Die Blaue Blume – seine Stundenblume – ist ein altes romantisches Motiv. Michael Ende hat seinen Roman deshalb „Märchenroman“ genannt.

Keines seiner Bücher schließt so klar an die Tradition der deutschen Romantik an.

Sehnsucht ist ein sehr bekanntes und typisches Gedicht der Romantik

Autor: Joseph von Eichendorff


       Es schienen so golden die Sterne,
Am Fenster ich einsam stand
Und hörte aus weiter Ferne
Ein Posthorn im stillen Land.
Das Herz mir im Leib entbrennte,
Da hab ich mir heimlich gedacht:
Ach, wer da mitreisen könnte
In der prächtigen Sommernacht!Zwei junge Gesellen gingen
Vorüber am Bergeshang,
Ich hörte im Wandern sie singen
Die stille Gegend entlang:
Von schwindelnden Felsenschlüften,
Wo die Wälder rauschen so sacht,
Von Quellen, die von den Klüften
Sich stürzen in die Waldesnacht.Sie sangen von Marmorbildern,
Von Gärten, die überm Gestein
In dämmernden Lauben verwildern,
Palästen im Mondenschein,
Wo die Mädchen am Fenster lauschen,
Wann der Lauten Klang erwacht
Und die Brunnen verschlafen rauschen
In der prächtigen Sommernacht. –
Sehnsucht | Romantik

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