Tuesday, January 11, 2011

worms...

 
posting trentemøllers "miss you" made me think about my year in worms and all the wonderful people i met there. sometimes i wonder how i got there, it really was a coincidence...

i finished school in summer 2009 and did not really know what to do, so i spoke to my art history teacher (i was always interested in that direction).
after some weeks he asked me if i want to do a voluntary year in his museum and i said yes. so i went to israel for a month and in september i started my freiwilliges kulturelles jahr (voluntary year in culture) in the nibelungenmuseum in worms.
it is not an ordinary museum with paintings or anything like that. it is more like a huge audio book that you can experience by walking through the middle-aged city wall and towers. mario adorf (a famous german actor) tells an old german folktale: the song of the nibelungs. i posted it earlier.
i was working in the office (with awesome people) and we did a lot of programmes with kids with many different topics. i really learned a lot. i had the possibility to organize an exhibition in one of the other museums in worms ( heylshof), participate in many projects and visit  a lot of other museums in the region.

i moved into a shared flat with two boys (studying computer science) and a girl who was studying touristic. we became good friends, had amazing parties and cozy evenings on my couch watching kurt krömer, a german comedy talk show.  he is gorgeous!
worms is not only the place where the song of the nibelungs takes place is is also the city where martin luther had to defend his work in front of the diet of worms and his emperor. this is a statue of luther and all the people involved that is situated on one of the main squares in worms, just look how huge they are compared to us...
after nearly a year, my job in the museum was over and i went to israel again. it was a good experience but now i also know that i don't want to end up in an office, staring at my computer all day long. or  i need something else too, to create a balance...
i can only recommend a year like this before you decide what to study and where to go, because it gives you the possibility to take a closer look at your dreams and if it is really what you want to do. there are different kinds of voluntary years, like an ecological year, a social year, a cultural year or a political year.
i am very much looking forward too visit all my friends in worms next week and hope to meet everyone before i move to copenhagen...


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