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Inshallah – إن شاء الله‎ – God willing.

No, this post is neither on the islamophobic reactions which too many Europeans are living out nowadays nor it is on a personal religious awakening overnight. It’s much easier than that and far more personal.

This morning at 10:45 a.m. Eurowings flight number 4U0396 with destination Dublin took off at Cologne Bonn Airport. Unfortunately, although I had a ticket I was not on board the aircraft. And no, I did not stuck in a traffic jam and therefore missed my flight. The reason I’m still sitting here at my desk, writing these lines and not enjoying a coffee in a nice café in Dublin is more complicated and serious. Much to my regret a slipped disc in my neck put all my plans on ice until further notice. I don’t know exactly how things will continue. Whatever the case, as things presently stand I have to postpone my project – or at least the travel part of it – to spring 2017. 🙁

This takes me back to the title of this post. Even though I am not religious at all I’ve always hold some love for the arabic word inshallah. Not in the meaning of being powerless on what the future will bring but more as a personal reminder that our lives are not as predictable as we sometimes think. Therefore, we should use every day as good as possible and enjoy life.

“Everything is going to be fine in the end.
If it’s not fine it’s not the end.”

– Oscar Wilde –



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  2. Sven says

    Der Sommer wird ein schöner werden, trotzdem!
    Danke für den “Oscar”!

  3. volker says

    Nun gut, ein neues Forum um über Peters Projekt auf dem Laufenden zu bleiben, Facebook habe ich ja jetzt von der Backe, bin gespannt was passieren mag und äh, hallo Sven und Romi!!!

    Muss ich eigentlich Englisch schreiben?

    Neu hier,


    • Peter says

      Hi Volker,

      nein, Du musst nicht auf Englisch schreiben 😉
      Lesen aber wohl schon, denn ich werde es tun… und bald wieder anfangen, auch hier zu schreiben.


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