Michaela Merz

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The kiss

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMarina is 46 years old, has two teenage children and recently experienced a breakup. And this breakup she still has not overcome. It sounds brutal but it best describes her condition. Every now and then her eyes fill with tears without reason. Occasionally she gets silent and quiet in the middle of our discussion. She still loves him, but he apparently her not any more. At his side is now a young lady, who is little older than his daughter. The old story repeating itself again. I am sorry for Marina but I cannot help her. Continue reading

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Being invisible

My mother is a spry lady with more than 40 years of professional experience as a maths teacher. She is not frightened, knows how to get her way, is clever and pragmatic. We had already celebrated her 70th birthday. She told me what it means to reach that age and how values, perception, horizons and also the body are changing. Continue reading