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Introducing Romy Arndt, grief companion, recently moved to Leipzig

in Jobs/Leipzig
Romy Arndt, grief companion - photo courtesy of Uwe Plasma

Read our in-depth interview with grief companion Romy Arndt to find out about this pertinent profession for our times and her unique perspective on the on-going corona virus crisis.

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Death of a childhood friend, one year on

in Philosophies
death of a friend
Photo: Pixabay

“I’ve become desperate to simply go about my life without needing an explanation, to be fine realizing it’s impossible to know what’s next.”

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Amanda Palmer’s deep ode to womanhood in Leipzig

in Music/Philosophies/Reviews/Stage

“Amanda Palmer’s Leipzig performance felt as if she was talking with you… as a close friend [not] just about her life, but women’s lives in general, channeled into the context of the highly charged and confusing sociopolitical climate we live in today.”

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Lithuanian taxidermy film travels across Europe

in Movies/Philosophies/Reviews
Photo by WATARI on Unsplash.
Photo by WATARI on Unsplash.

A Leipzig-based Lithuanian viewer ponders the film: “[Animus Animalis] was very powerful and had a great variety of natural beauty in it. But some of its parts were truly irksome to watch or even think about.”

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From travel adventures to heartbreaking loss

in Glocal/Philosophies
Aaron and his parents, Craig and Becky. (Photo: Michael Anderson)

A whirlwind year ripped Becky and Craig Markovitz away from “dreaming up travel adventures” in Leipzig to encountering the deepest love and loss back in the US – that of their child. Now, as a tribute to their son, they’re turning their tragedy and grief into a place where other children can dream up their own adventures.

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Mors certa, hora incerta: a poem

in Poetry
Mors certa hora incerta: Inscription in Latin around the clock at the "New Town Hall" in Leipzig.
Mors certa hora incerta: Inscription in Latin around the clock at the "New Town Hall" in Leipzig.

The clock is inexorable. What (random) memories do we keep?

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