Dienstag, 7. Oktober 2014

wahlverwandtschaften


die einzigen "blutsverwandten" die ich vermisse sind meine grosseltern mütterlicherseits. beide schon vor etlichen jahren gestorben.




oma und opa hab ich mich immer sehr nah gefühlt. und war doch räumlich sooo weit weg. hätte sie viel öfter besuchen müssen. mich nicht vom nervigen rest der verwandtschaft davon abhalten lassen sollen. aber ich war zu jung und nicht stark genug. jetzt wo ich es bin scheint es zu spät. 




aber vielleicht ist es das ja nicht. zumindest kann ich jetzt, mit all der lebenserfahrung, viele dinge im leben meiner grosseltern verstehen. und ich weis zu schätzen was sie mich so ganz nebenbei gelehrt haben, durch ihr vorbild und durch´s geschichtenerzählen. ich habe ein gedächtnis wie ein elefant. in diesem fall ist es ein glück.


eines der wenigen erbstücke von meiner grossmutter - und wahrscheinlich haben sie die anderen mir nur überlassen weil sie angeschlagen ist
40´er jahre villeroy&boch-schale



Kommentare:

  1. Oh ja, meiner Großmutter war ich auch sehr nahe...

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  2. What a beautiful tribute.I love that you've inherited a great memory (like me!) and that Villeroy and Boch bowl. xxx

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  3. Beautiful flowers, and very pretty bowl, precious gifts... Do you have their photos? Would be very interesting to see...

    I've never met my Mom's parents - they both died long before I was born. I can't say that I felt very close to my grandma (on Dad's side), but I did at some point ask her about her ancestors and her life as a girl and young woman, their traditions etc. She remembered surprisingly a lot. I wrote everything down, but then lost that notebook, unfortunately. She spoke a very particular dialect, and I regret that I did not record her voice. As an adult, I have much more interest and many more questions to my Grandma, but, yes, too late now. And I very much remember my Granddad, even though he died when I was only 7, and we did not spend a lot of time together. He was very kind and loving, I remember loving spending time with him. I started walking with him, and I remember it - I was only 1 year old.
    xxxxxxxx

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  4. It has always struck me that if there are members of your family who you truly like, love, and hold dear, then that is a lucky thing, and not at all a given. I wonder if your love of gardening and the outdoors is something you shared with your grandparents, Beate?
    Beautiful flowers, gorgeous photos, and that lovely Villeroy and Boch bowl. Stories, memories - these can't be broken like china. xxxx

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  5. How touchingly beautiful. I agree that as we grow up and lead adult lives, we often look at our grandparents (and/or other family members) in vastly different lights. Such didn't apply much for one set of my grandparents, but for the other it did.

    Big hugs (from Penticton once again), dear Beate,
    ♥ Jessica

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  6. Beautiful flowers! I love this sort of bouquet so much more than a stiff florist arranged type. The Villery and Bosh bowl is beautiful and so delicate. Having a good memory is a wonderful gift.

    I had very special maternal grandparents, and particularly very vivid memories of my grandmother. I have some treasures that were once hers too and they are very special to me. I know that a treasured object is a risk. I live in an earthquake zone and things can get broken so even more than the objects I treasure my memories.
    xo

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