This city has been refurbished
and repainted in bright colours, palaces refurbished and houses
restored, but these laudable Potemkin
efforts that should bring the manna of tourism to the city
hardly hides the rampant poverty that still affects the regions
of the former DDR.
is hard to erase history and wise not to try. However they
should be forgiven for trying. Much of Germany’s side of light
was emitted from here, and wouldn’t it be tempting to revive
some of its rays?
arrive before the statue of Goethe and Schiller. I feel their friendship, how they stood before
the world and how they succeeded in doing so. I feel moved and before I know it my kundalini rose powerfully.
It felt as if Goethe was alive, I could distinctly
see his face. Walking with friends in the great ducal park,
we all felt a very deep peace. Yes, friendship is precious