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Poem: “The ideal bench” as metaphor

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"The ideal bench." (Photo: Lito Seizani)

What’s your “ideal bench”?

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Leipzig: dancing with 245 strangers

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“I wanted this video to show that no matter who you are and no matter where you come from, we are all related, all connected.”

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From LE to LA: the kindness of strangers

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What surprised me was what I got from the people. I had forgotten how good it feels to smile and be smiled back at. I know some say Americans are superficially nice, but I miss that friendliness. Every day I went to the boardwalk of Venice Beach in LA, I got hugs for no reason at all.

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Mid-30s: weird spot between birth & death

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To me the real weird part of being 34 comes from being a passive recipient of the life cycle at work: kids popping out like buns, deaths in a domino effect. (Photo: public domain)

You’ve known this all along, of course, but now you’re painfully aware.

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Why I dislike the Christmas Market

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Voice, lyrics, production and article by Ana Beatriz Ribeiro. (The views in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of The Leipzig Glocal. Just its grumpy editor.)

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Roll East: within the wheel of one year

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An artist decided to go on a yearlong pilgrimage to his homeland of Iran by rolling a gymnastics wheel, encountering much solidarity along the way. (Photo: public domain)

Rolling a gymnastics wheel, which he uses for his performances, Sadatolhosseini traveled on foot from Aachen (Germany) to Tehran (Iran), asking strangers for a place to spend the night. Most people were ready to oblige.

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