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Monday, February 28, 2011

birthday

happy birthday, mom.

if I could have called you today, you would have said, 'If only I was born on the 29th, then I'd be just a quarter of my age!'. you always said that.

if I could have called you today, you would have told me all about the things you did when you were here; taking a boat ride down the Rhein, playing bürg prinzessin in the castle, and hanging out with great guy's parents.

if I could have called you today, you would have asked about Chrissy and how they are doing. you always did that, even though you lived closer to them than I do.

if I could have called you today, i would have asked you to tell me one of your stories about carneval in Köln (Cologne). i would love to know things, like what you were wearing and what kind of craziness you experienced there.

if I could have called you today, i would have asked you to tell me how to make your mamaküchen (marble cake) and your cheese cake-just found out that that's great guy's favorite dessert-and you would have said that you don't really remember, it's just a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

if I could have called you today, I would have told you that I'm looking at my favorite photo of you, and you would've said, 'oh, you're nuts, that is not a good photo'.

if I could have called you today, I would have told you that when I was out the other night, I walked past an old man, and I swear he said, 'Karin'. people used to always tell me I look like you.

if I could have called you today, I would have asked you if you're hanging out with Lothar, and Lee, and Holger, and maybe even Hermann. i would've said, 'say hi from me'.

if I could have called you today, I would've said that I love you, and you would've said, 'you know that I love you and your brother too, you do know that right?'

if I could have called you today.
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  1. really beautiful nina, brings tears to me. i'm thinking of you and your lovely german life. wish we could go for a stroll and talk about life and the universe. leibe.

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  2. thanks, roberta. I was thinking about you the other day, and a stroll would be really lovely. I always love our talks about life and the universe! liebe grüße!

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