Something private of mine today. I haven’t updated my website since spring. The reason: I had separated my left wrist from my joint in a bicycle accident in Belgium in spring and broke it several times, so that the hand had to be re-surgeryed twice. My helmet (I can only recommend it) was a lifesaver.
I couldn’t work on the computer for a few months and spent the summer in hospitals and recovering my bones. Now I have a titanium plate in my arm that holds everything together. I still can’t fully use my hand. But the prognosis is good that I can start playing the piano again in about a year.
Appropriately, the accident happened a few days after I had cancelled my apartment in Aachen and signed the lease for my current apartment in Bavaria.
The move to Bavaria took place successfully with many great helpers in August and September, and I now live in the countryside on a 2.5 hectare site that three of us want to transform into a permaculture garden starting next year. The address: Hirschbach 1, 91602 Dürrwangen, Germany.
After 24 years in Aachen, now suddenly the heart and ears open in the silence and beauty of nature and the surrounding forest. How I enjoy this silence and how I missed it, I notice only now, although I have already lived relatively quietly in Aachen. I expect the move to create a new relationship with time, also for my music.
I had a longing for grounding, in the truest sense of the word. A quarter of a century of professional work with overtones has activated my right brain hemisphere and expanded my perception (scientifically proven). Even as a child I had planted a jungle in my room. Now I am curious how the plants and home-grown food will react to my overtones.
The new tranquillity will give me time to publish more and to put my experiences and many scientific achievements on paper or on the website. If everything goes as planned, my blog will get a new start in December, with more instructions on overtone singing, more from my research and more fascinating experiences with sounds.