Buildings, toast and an idiot

June 28, 2017





Pic 1. Sun sun sun.
Pic 2. Buildings buildings buildings.
Pic 3. Toast with pesto, cheese, ham & tomato.
Pic 4. An idiot.

The newspapers were warning about storm and intense rain today, even my dad texted me to stay indoors. Not much happened though, maybe tomorrow? It’s 11:30pm and I’m about to head to bed and read a book. Reading a lot again and the stories make me so inspired. Going through a rough depression for such a long time has brought some good things on the other side: I’m more open to things I don’t identify myself with (depression makes you extremely self-centered, I would say), I have started to become interested in expressing myself in writing, I see other people and their good sides much better, I can take people’s bad sides without freaking out or thinking it has to do with me, I have more patience with close family and friends and so on.

What are you reading at the moment?

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  • Reply Anonymous June 29, 2017 at 8:14 am

    reading the Neapolitan novels, book two… a series which you might like, judging by your usual taste!

  • Reply verena + hamburg von innen June 29, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Liebe Sandra, ich hoffe, das Unwetter verschont euch auch heute!
    Ich lese im Moment "Der Weg des Künstlers", oder besser gesagt, ich arbeite es durch. Eigentlich ist es ein bisschen zu esoterisch für mein Empfinden, aber ich ziehe mir raus, was mir hilft und das hilft tatsächlich irgendwie. Sich mit sich selbst auseinander zu setzen ist immer richtig, denke ich. Und lesen auch 🙂
    Herzliche Grüße zu dir! :*

  • Reply Orietta June 29, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Umami, Laia Jufresa. And just finished the memorable A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.

  • Reply Laura Brown June 29, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Hi! I´m reading The Vegetarian, by Han Kang. 🙂

    • Reply Gillian June 30, 2017 at 12:14 am

      I was about to recommend this as well!

  • Reply Pamela in Vt June 30, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Hello Sandra! I am reading Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett. I'm on a Terry Pratchett kick. He has helped me sleep in the last 4 months because his books clarify my brain (from work-related stress thoughts) before I go to bed. There is no anticipating what he will say nor where he will take the story, his descriptions are minimal yet the amount of 'showing' he does about humans/ human nature is wise, and he definitely has a sense of humor (British flavor). I have been tempted to read The Goldfinch… maybe I'll pick it up after I'm through with Terry P!

  • Reply Hugrún June 30, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Hi Sandra! I'm finally reading and getting myself totally absorbed in Karl-Ove Knausgaard's first book of My Struggle. I bought it 3 years ago, intending to read it during the summer, but summers came and summers passed until finally this summer I will finish it. I like the bitter sweet, non-idealized and questioning retrospect of Knausgaard's life.

  • Reply Helena June 30, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Hi Sandra. I'm reading "Gulag" by Soljenítsin and I'm loving it… a tremendous and true story about the human fight for freedom and dignity. This book it's a classic from literature but only now I'm reading it.

  • Reply ni July 30, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Hi Sandra! thank you for writing this, I can relate to your words about depression. I find myself struggling with phases of it and it definitely gets better when I get myself doing things I like, as reading! and taking pics! and dancing or listening to live music! and so much more.. 🙂 btw I read tha Nausea when i was still a teenager and found it so powerful and disturbing in the most intended way.. I'm currenty reading Memoirs of a polar bear. A much easier but sweet book (some parts are set in Berlin!)

  • Reply jdhumphreys August 9, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Sandra! Greetings from Washington DC! I've been following your blog since 2008/2009. You are a very inspiring person and your works of art are beautiful. I love the simplicity — sometimes it's feared but you've embraced it in a meaningful way. As a creative director, I'm always looking for sources of inspiration for myself and colleagues. Thank you for sharing your world. I love how you are very personal. If you and Johan ever visit D.C., please let me know! Even though we have an idiot President, there is still a lot of good here. And lots of art! – J.D. [email protected]

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