Lilli Marleen

Lillis place for rants and musing about life, universe and the whole rest. Mostly left, mostly sarcastic, sometimes in german, sometimes in Lilli-english.

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As you might see soon, english is not my mothertongue. And since english speaking people are used to others stumble around in their language, I hope I don't make too much of an idiot of myself here. So - my deepest apologies adressed to the English Language for not worshipping her better.

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Blogs I like:
Arons Israel Peace Weblog
Daddy, Papa & Me
The Lefty Directory
view from the back window of my pickup truck
Hi, I'm black!
Papa Scott
A Fistful Of Euros
The Russian Dilettante
Little Yellow Different

German Blogs I read:

Lyssas Lounge
London Leben
industrial-technology and witchcraft
Anke Groener
Almost a Diary
Beruf Terrorist

Other links:
Social Democrats in Germany
Die Zeit
(a german newspaper)
(the german magazine)
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Roots of English Dictionary
Rautavistische Universitaet



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Montag, Oktober 13, 2003
When I was a little girl, I wanted to become a Nun, when grown up. One of the cousins of my mother was a nun and we visited her regularly in Maria Laach. Her name was - guess what? - Sister Maria.
Since I grew up catholic, I thought for some time, it would be a great thing to live at a convent and practise this "Ora et Labora" (Pray and Work) thing (not to confuse with "Arbeit macht frei").

Well, luckily I was not called by whatever calls a nun and so no convent has to suffer me. Today I know, I don't like women in bigger groups, so either it would have been a silence convent or it would have been a desaster.

Somehow, I still like the idea of being able to live in such a contemplation, some Nuns seem to do. Don't get me wrong - I think they make a huge fault and waste their spirituality when living out it without the sexual component, but it's not my life, so who am I to judge a nun? (To quote an old joke: Batmans friends are also my friends).

Anyway, there is a new convent with a website, go here if you want to know more about the life of the Poor Clares in Galway Ireland.