Alice Herz-Sommer – The Lady in Number 6

A Story about Survival, Love, Passion and Music

Alice Herz-Sommer a concentration camp survivor at 106 full of life
Alice Herz-Sommer

I hope you have tissues ready. I really do. I found this video a while back and have been watching it repeatedly for the last week. Growing up in Germany, you learn about the war, the concentrations camps, you read books, you discuss, you learn, you visit concentration camps, you watch videos, you learn the smell of death – because it still lingers, you can feel death and despair, you learn how heavy these places feel. But you can never truly know what it’s like. You can only imagine. You’ll never truly understand as a kid, I didn’t. I knew it was horrible, I felt horrible, I didn’t understand why. But watching Alice, now that I am a grown up, I am moved by her story, it put everything in perspective. It changed the way I perceived what happened.

Unfortunately the world lost a wonderful and inspiring lady who lived to be Continue reading Alice Herz-Sommer – The Lady in Number 6

Home is where the heart is

My home away from home in Texas.

Home is where the heart is. They wrote songs about it, people talk about it, some like me, live it. Home, where is that really? Is it surrounded by your family, your parents, siblings, children or is it where your friends are. Is your home where your job is? Where your passion is? Can home be only one place or can you be at home in more than one place?  Continue reading Home is where the heart is