Day 5 pt. I: The Morning After

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The morning after, we went for a walk. We went for a walk in pitch pitch black Lüdinghausen. Pitch pitch black Lüdinghausen meant that lights would be a thousand times more magical and streets would be much emptier.

Exercise tights… “check!”, fleece (aka Vega wool) tops… “check!” and cozy beanies… “check!”

“Bananas?” I piped in. “Hahaha check!”

And that was it, we were off!

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The little town had short messages strung up above the cobblestone paths: similar to the one above which reads, “Nun nicht Weihnachten.” (“It isn’t Christmas now (i.e. yet).”)

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This one read, “Bald schon Weihnachten.” (“Christmas will soon arrive.”)

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Huggy snuggly, warm and fuzzy!

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I particularly love this image of Mum under rows after rows of lights because she looks as if she was glowing, somewhat angelic.

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Morning workouts get a little sillier when there aren’t any others around us… we surely do dance a little harder when no one is watching. Hehe!

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

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At this point, I helplessly dissolved into laughter. It was a laughter that I could feel in my lungs, so hard that it took my breath away. Sometimes I feel like I’m the adult here…

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We got sort of lost forty-five minutes into our walk but it turned out to be a blessing because look at what a beautiful Christmas market it led us too. Well of course it wasn’t opened then but they had left the lights on overnight – how delightful! I felt as though I was at some sort of party location, it looked pretty magical and to say that would still be an understatement.

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After about an hour’s worth of exploring – getting lost and finding our way back onto our intended path – we spotted the real estate shop we took as a marker for our hotel (because it was located at the next corner after the hotel) and were overjoyed as we found a hint of ‘familiarity’ in the midst of so much unfamiliarity.

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“Ah what a nice wooden bench, take a picture of me and we can send it back to Carol(ine) over Whats Up!”

1. Mum means “WhatsApp”.

2. I find it lovely how her maternal instincts of sharing joy with her loved ones always kicks in.

3. I love how Dad always plays along with Mum.

4. I adore how youthful both my parents still are.

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