Last Sunday, I ventured into a town called La Chaux-de-Fonds, the cradle of the Swiss watch production industry. It is cold and snowy, streets are empty. All shops, restaurants and cafés are closed. I seem to be the only person walking around and discovering a town with UNESCO status. I admit, yes, it is not the perfect weather and time to do so – it could be more pleasant. For me, however, to still a bit of the wanderlust that I feel and with a saying in my pocket (“Just put yourself into the rain. Maybe you will bloom.“)*- it’s perfect.
After the small tour in town, I go into nature for a winter hike through forests and fields. Fresh air, snow, silence then the whistle of a stormy wind. black and white landscapes. I feel like a lonely wolf until a cross-country skier reminds me that I am on his slope – he is far and wide the one and only person in the area. At first, it irritated me slightly as I saw more than enough room for both of us in such a wide landscape. While taking further steps through the snow, I relaxed and smiled at myself – maybe it was just a way to connect in these rough weather conditions and in a lonely and wild landscape. 😉
*Sich einfach mal in den Regen stellen. Vielleicht blüht man ja auf. (the original text – it is a title of an article in a magazine that I kept).