Welcome back Ladies and Gentlemen to another instalment of “Love Is In Da Blog 2019”. Today’s prompt proved to be a little more tricky than I expected.
Originally I wanted to write about my childhood on the Swabian Alb in the South of Germany. There used to be a festival in May called “Kinderfest” (Children’s Festival). According to legend, the children of Steinheim saved the village in the Thirty Years War from an attack. Unfortunately, I can’t remember more and could not find anything online either.
This legend was used though for a community festival in Steinheim am Albuch where I’ve been born. I am not sure if it still exists as I could not find anything online. However, when I was young it happened at the first weekend in May and our school did a parade with different topics every year. It went from the school pretty much in the middle of Steinheim up to the festival place at the northern hilly area of the village.
You have to know that I was born in the crater of a meteorite. Yes, you heard right. The village was built right in the middle of the crater around the rest of the meteorite in the middle of the crater. So, the village was/is surrounded by hills. Please find an image here. Ok, where does God come into play? Well, the beginning of the parade always started with a song by Paul Gerhard called “Geh aus mein Herz und suche Freud” meaning “Go forth my heart and seek delight”. Needed to do some digging to remember it.
I loved that song and it reminds me of the more positive parts of Protestantism I grew up with which was heavily influenced by Pietism. At first, though I thought that song would not be on YouTube so I went for his song.
video credit & source: Calvin Harris via YouTube
I like the first lines:
Oh, I remember when this world was my own
I pray to God, I just don’t know anymore
because they describe my relationship with God quite nicely: When I was young it was all easy: there was the Christian God who loved me and all was well. But then life happened and I started to think for myself and things just did not add up and now I just don’t know anymore. But we better don’t go any further into that 🙂
In the end, I did search for “Geh aus mein Herz” and did find several versions of it on YouTube so I can share it whith you anyway 🙂
video source: Anke Zoom via YouTube
And here a translation from Hymnary.org
LOVE IS IN DA BLOG MUSIC PROMPT FOR FEBRUARY 22nd
I hope tomorrows prompt doesn’t bring up too many bad memories. “Why?” you might ask if you haven’t seen the prompt list yet :-): Because it is
My favourite heartbreak song
No explanation needed :-).
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