Why riddles?

In movies and books, we are constantly presented with metaphors or riddles or allegories (you name it). Those are often used to convey a specific message or important truth. However, they are often not visible or understandable at first glance. Only when we reflect about it or are asked the right questions do we start…

A colorful tale – II

Part 1 60 years ago, I was a young boy and a constant nuisance to my parents. I was living in Nebali in the country of Essawon back then which is located in the middle of a desert. Imagine a town such as ours but instead of green, everything yellow. And instead of chilly evenings…

A colorful tale – I

Grandfather sat in his rocking chair by the fireplace. He seemed absentminded. More absentminded than usual, if that is even possible. Since I can remember, he lives a withdrawn life. Growing up without a father or a mother, living and being raised by my grandparents was already difficult for me. It was even more difficult…

Story: Two twin brothers were walking through the forest…

I once applied for a conference and this was one of the tasks I had to do: Please create maximum two paragraphs of the following story: “Two twin brothers were walking through the forest, when they found an abandoned house. They stepped inside and saw a room filled with horse manure…” This was my answer…

The importance of stories

Stories are a wonderful thing. They are a carrier of knowledge and help us learn, they can make us feel stronger, they can let us dream, and they can help us to get lost in something we like.