While listening to “Now We are Free” by 2CELLOS…


… I came across this beautiful German poem…

Was es ist (Erich Fried)

Es ist Unsinn, sagt die Vernunft.
Es ist, was es ist, sagt die Liebe.
Es ist Unglück, sagt die Berechnung.
Es ist nichts als Schmerz, sagt die Angst.
Es ist aussichtslos, sagt die Einsicht.
Es ist, was es ist, sagt die Liebe.
Es ist lächerlich, sagt der Stolz.
Es ist leichtsinnig, sagt die Vorsicht.
Es ist unmöglich, sagt die Erfahrung.

Es ist, was es ist – sagt die Liebe.

#serendipity #nosuchthingascoincidence

Lost & Found…the movie…

Just saw the movie ‘Lost & Found‘ in a hotel room in Brussels.

To add a little melodrama to the setting. The movie is set in Berlin, a city I also love.

He plays a novelist with writer’s block! She is Hannah Hoekstra…duh…

They meet by change, ten years after they had a great head-over-heels love affair in South-America, in Berlin. That affair didn’t end that well after she never responded to the many letters he wrote to her after they returned to Europe.

They spent the night in Berlin walking, talking, dancing in a silent disco, and contemplating what could have been, if things had taken another turn.

Falling in love is easy, anybody can do that. After that sticking to it no matter what, is what really counts…’

Will they finally manage to leave the past behind, you will have to see for yourself.

I really loved this movie.

#paralleluniverse #nosuchthingascoincidence


Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week


…When you are short on time and only can read one feed, consider this selection of articles to keep you up-to-date…

Friday Faves is our weekly blog series highlighting a few select pieces from the REG team’s reading lists. You can catch up on past Friday Faves on the archive . For AI to get creative, it must learn to break rules (and so do humans)!!

Source: Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In search of …

Last September we lost our good friend. In her dying days she admitted how much she would have loved to have seen the Northern Lights.

She traveled the world’s countries extensively.

She had even a trip planned in case she would have enough time before she would pass away. In the end she did not make it and the cancer got to her sooner than expected.

We thought it would be a fitting way to remember her by visiting Lapland with a groupd of friends that were closest to her.

So we did and we are here now. In Kuusamo, Finland.

Chasing the Northern Lights, remembering her laughter, walking in a winter wonderland, in total silence, remembering her stories.

Listening to Thomas Azier, Babylon. Talking aloud, playing games.

Making a lot of jokes. Laughing and drinking. And good food. Very important.  To her.

To us. ‘Pretty Infiniti’ seems a song that fits the surreal landscape and bizarre situation of a death way too early, way too soon…