KARLSHAGEN, USEDOM: A STORY IN PICTURES

Life is better at the beach, they said. I second and can resonate with this. Some 3 days visiting Karlshagen, Usedom for great access to the Ostsee through just a walk from the hotel was freshing.

Some rain, salt water, shells, and the sand, all I needed after o overdue period of being sick with an unknown allergy. I suppose going to Ostsee, was, like my girlfriend says, a purificaion process. Rather, a process of healing like it was it was done years as a place for people not feeling well would visit for regaining health.

One the perks was visiting one of my fourth European country, Poland, included among:
Belgium
Netherlands and
Germany

I did this on a raining Saturday travelling from Karlshagen to Świnoujście, [Swinemünde in German] taking a walk and chatting coffee with my girlfriend. Both a city and a seeport located on the north-west of Poland, seemingly wrapped in what is categorised to be what is to be the “norm”. More like Ostsee, a version of a layed back place but uncertain to visit if you a person of colour. Tourist attracting but still boxed into what seems to be a not mullticultural or racial, for a black person getting attention for just being black.

Otherwise, an location refreshing and a great escape from the city.  Life is better at the beach indeed.

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A ROCKET, MY FIRST TATTOO: POTENTIAL

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The day that I got my first tattoo – live music was playing in the background und [and] some Donnerwetter [thunder weather] emerged. 🚀🎷🎶☁ 

You might find it interesting to ask why a rocket tatttoo. Reverting to the question, I would say, I know for sure that everybody, dispite who they are and where they come from, will reach their highest potential in something, someday. This  simply means, one’s purpose will spark at one point and whatever God has placed for them to be and to do at their best, will shine out in one of us.

The word potential is perhaps not a good word to use, but in this case, I choose to use this word as meaning both what one can work towards achieving and abilities one is born with.

I am optimistic about this and the inspiration is from all the kids I have worked with. Both here and in South Africa.

If you have worked with children, you will understand and most importantly start appreciating individuality, embracing the fact that, there is a rocket in all of us. What makes uniquely capable.

Be it groomed or ungrooomed, it takes a little while for all of us to unfold into what we can do at our level best. But because there are purposes why each of us lives, we are bound of reach our highest point of our developed selves, achieved and succeing  in doing what we love.

This is yet to take up, like a rocket. And it is called Potential.