Tag: <span>Adolescent melancholy</span>

The unromantic version of Back to the Future

There was something unsettling in his desire to be transported back in time. A combination of false romanticism and a strong urge to correct…what exactly? It reminded him of the advice he had given his daughter not that long ago, when she was struggling with turning her ambitions into reality. ‘Nothing wrong with giving it…


Dresden, 1985 – The light pours out of me – Part I

Late summer 1985. I just started 5th year of High School. I still didn’t belong to the popular boys and I never really kissed a girl. For that and many other reasons I felt pretty miserable. My all encompassing shyness made life a living hell, but like all adolescents I also nurtured my negative feelings;…


Know your rights!

Life was good at Elementary. Some kids flirted with Punk but I was still a huge Beatles fan. They decorated their fake leather jackets with safety pins and big buttons, I just had a small white button with the name of my favourite band, and long hair of course.They whispered ‘no future’ without really knowing…


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