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Life tells a lot of stories. Some of them that I have lived in Italy, Tanzania, Berlin, Frankfurt, New Zealand or the rest of the world I would like to share here. Some might be sad, some philosophical, most will be funny. Most will be in English, but some may also be in German (and on rare occasions in Italian). Feel free to comment on any given story in either of these languages. I would love to hear what you think and feel when you read those stories.
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On a deeper level

Life is interestingPosted by Jules Tue, May 09, 2017 12:29:04
I went through a bit of an experience lately and even though I am aware that the learning is constant and I have not "arrived" anywhere, never will, I am quite thrilled at the level of relaxedness that my latest learning experience provides me with. On a deeper level, without having to think. Here's a pretty simple example: I made a mistake while driving the other day and upset a fellow road user in his car. He honked at me and I drove off, not giving it too much thought. I stopped at a shop shortly after and heard someone yelling at me from a car. Sure enough it was that other car driver. He was slightly upset and asked me what I had been doing there earlier. I explained a bit and he told me that I was wrong. And then the amazing thing happened. Instead of arguing (what I am used to), the words came out of my mouth: "I am sorry and thank you for having taken care". I think I was about as perplex by my words as was the driver. Our conversation ended there. I will make sure I learned my driving lesson (still getting used to left-hand driving;)). And I hope I can keep this up, the automatic reaction with love instead of fighting.

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