Nothing Is Safe

kite surfer
“Water has not any wooden bridges” (Wasser hat keine Balken) – is a German saying, which means, that life is a dangerous thing, risky, and you can’t feel safe always. Of course they told in the bible, that Jesus could walk over the water. But I can’t. My wife today took the earliest flight of Lufthansa today to help my daughter in Munich. My daughter fell ill there. I’ll stay home with my cat. I need the distance to stay calm. Like in this photo shot: I looked down from the balcony of a very high hotel. While this bold sports man was riding the wild waves when cold wind was blowing from the east (North Atlantic, Zandvoort, Netherlands) – me, on the other hand, sat, as they call it, ‘high and dry’, didn’t get sandblasted on the beach, had a cup of tea in my hand, on the table a little book to write in the mood of distance – the only safety I could organize in my life …
P.S.:
1) photo by Frizztext – click on the image to enter his flickr photo collection…
2) this topic about the unsafe water (unsafe life) came in my mind during the yesterday’s discussions of my post http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/a-z-archive-g-challenge/ – especially with Cris …
3) The photo below was shot by one of our friends, who recently took an airplane to Japan – with no problems. On the other hand not every location in Japan is safe – as the world must notice 2011 – and Japan still is suffering! My own life is not very risky
Lufthansa-Japan
4) I read, that Juri Gagarin, the first human being in space, had a 40% chance to return healthy. He had luck. But nevertheless he died aged 34 making a test of an airplane. I’m aged 66 now and very thankful for that…

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