Journey to Germany
Today, we have a fun chat with Ms Andrea Cunningham of Creatively Yours Arc!
About Creatively Yours:
Q: What is the best part of being away from home, creatively?
Q: How did you choose Germany?
A: In 2006 I was blessed to meet in person a friend I’d been conversing with online at that point for about 5 years. We share the same birthday and are more alike than I could ever imagine. She has graciously opened her home near Frankfurt to me and I am debating on how long I am staying. Maybe 2 or 3 months. So far I have been here for 1 month and having a wonderful time. Shout out to Sabine for being such a great friend!
Q: What are the major differences between Germany and the United States?
There are very few SUV’s on the streets….and a ton of Smart cars. Compact cars, smart designs inside homes and a general “green” campaign are just a few of the things. They recycle their glass in brown, green and white. It’s amazing. Culturally, I had to get used to being stared at a lot. I am staying in a relative “village” and there are not many Black people around here. So people openly stare at me here. Rude? Yes. But I am adjusting. (LOL)
Q: If you could give us a visual, detailing one of the most beautiful things you’ve seen on your trip, what would you write?
A: We went to a free concert in a historic part of Germany (Wiesbaden) and there is a huge “high roller” casino, that was gorgeously lit with a huge Ferris wheel placed in front of it just for the festival. It was so romantic, beautiful and breath-taking that I will definitely be writing a love scene about that image/night.
Q: Many people, especially those who have started a family or are heavily depended upon, do not find time to follow their heart and take time to recharge. What do you tell them, and how do they defeat that guilt?
Q: What, in your opinion, is the difference between following your heart, and running away?
Q: What is your current work in progress, and what influence will this journey have on your writing?
A: Currently, I am working on novel, with a main character that is a “looney tune”. I am working on a collection of short stories, “Themes and Dreams 2”. The first collection, “Themes and Dreams (I), is currently available on Amazon.
I am blessed to have a hostess who is showing me the beauty of her country, and doesn’t mind stopping to let me take pictures with both my camera and my mind. There are so many images that I am processing for future writing. I am excited to share this trip in the most creative ways with my readers and supporters.
Q: What is your favorite thing to say, as you learn to speak German.
A: “Dings vom Doch” – Literal translation: Things on the Roof.
This is one of my favorite game shows over here. I love game shows in general, so it’s funny that I immediately found one I like. A panel is given weird items, and they have to figure out what it’s used for. After they take their guesses a short video shows how they are used. It’s very entertaining and funny. (Although I don’t speak much German, body language says so much.)
schön – (2 dots over the o) – Beautiful, lovely, pretty.
Entschuldigung – I’m sorry (it’s fun to say with so many syllables)
Thank you RH Ramsey for allowing me to share my thoughts!!!
Thank you, Andrea, for sharing your journey, your future projects, and for reminding us all of how inspiring a getaway can be!
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