Personal thoughts

By Klaus Döring

It’s the beginning of February 2024. Sure, I do my tasks every day. Writing, teaching, and so on.

I just don’t like consuming the news anymore. It’s just depressing. Are there really positive and negative news? I learned during my studies and training: Only a negative headline makes a good headline. Of course, only economic things were in the background – or maybe in the foreground?

A journalist, a columnist and a writer for almost 60 years now. I lie in bed at night and think back to the time when I “started” writing. Sure, “everything was different back then”….

Sure, the world was in a different situation. Sure, wars always happened somewhere and at some point. Problems as well.

But guys, what is the world like right now?

Somehow each of us tries to make the best of everything. Somehow.

You keep your ears, eyes and especially your mouth closed. But will this make the world better?

I often sit on my porch. The rain is pouring down. Somehow it has gotten colder in the Philippines too.

Not within my family in the Philippines. Neither do many neighbors here in Davao. But otherwise? Wow. In any case, I feel even more comfortable here in the Philippines. Well, and the first people are already asking: why?

Well, I’ve been living here for 26 years now and I see what’s happening around me in the world.

Well, on the whole, I feel well protected here in the lap of my family. In Davao. In the Philippines.

One thing, if not the most important thing: music. Music of all kinds. Music keeps me uplifted. Music gives me strength. Music keeps me going!

I still remember my time as a radio presenter and my years of broadcasts. Classical music from the last 400 years or so. But also music from the 50s, 60s and 70s of my youth.

My youth was not easy. But, I “pushed through”. The music of all time has always accompanied and strengthened me.

I have published a lot about music. Also on the radio. My listeners thanked me again with their feedback.

Music, no matter what direction, can build bridges between two completely different worlds.

Write and publish as well.
I am grateful that so many publishers, magazines and newspapers agree.

God bless you and your readers.

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Email: doringklaus@gmail.com or follow me on Facebook or LinkedIn or visit www.germanexpatinthephilippines.blogspot.com or www.klausdoringsclassicalmusic.blogspot.com .

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