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January 2006

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New Year's Hymn

    New Year's morning:
    Other year's dawn.
    Hi baby year, be a happy one!

    The sky's high.
    Spirits are high. 
    Baby new year, you're finally here!

    The air is fresh.
    Taking it in! Nothing missed yet.
    Wow! Everything's possible now.

             Yours  ;-) W. Ulrich, 1 Jan 2006


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Welcome back!  I hope that you got off to a good start of the new year and that your sprits are high. Missed my monthly page? It's because I had a good start, too :-) ! Just returned from a few days in the mountains, where my wife and I spent New Year's eve with some friends in a mountain chalet. Sorry I am running late ... rushing to upload this month's page.



New Year's dawn  Lots of snow had fallen in the evening. The night was clear and bitterly cold. At midnight, the usual firework inaugurated the New Year, but it had an unusual magic this time: in its light, the neighboring mountain village with its snowed-in chalets and surrounding winter forest emerged from the dark like in a fairy-tale.





The morning after was hardly less spectacular; it turned out to be as radiant as a winter morning in the mountains can be. Crystal-clear air, deep-blue sky, the rising sun illuminating the white mountain range above the valley. A perfect symbol for a fresh new year. Impossible not to feel joyful and high-spirited. Somehow, I could not help but think of the lyrics of "High," James Blunt's hit song in his album Back to Bedlam of 2005:







High  James Blunt

Beautiful dawn  lights up the shore for me.
There is nothing else in the world,
I'd rather wake up and see (with you).
Beautiful dawn I'm just chasing time again.
Thought I would die a lonely man, in endless night.
But now I'm high; running wild among all the stars above.
Sometimes it's hard to believe you remember me.
Beautiful dawn  melt with the stars again.
Do you remember the day when my journey began?
Will you remember the end (of time)?
Beautiful dawn You're just blowing my mind again.
Thought I was born to endless night, until you shine.
High; running wild among all the stars above.
Sometimes it's hard to believe you remember me.
Will you be my shoulder when I'm grey and older?
Promise me tomorrow starts with you,
Getting high; running wild among all the stars above.
Sometimes it's hard to believe you remember me.
(James Blunt, Back to Bedlam, Atlantic Recording Corp., 2004 & 2005)

While reading this page, listen to a sample of "Back to Bedlam"


Technical data  Digital photograph taken on 1 January 2006 around 11 a.m., shutter speed 1/1000, aperture f/4.5, ISO 50, focal length 7.8 mm (equivalent to 35 mm with a conventional 35 mm camera). Original resolution 2272 x 1704 pixels; current resolution 738 x 545 pixels, compressed to 98 KB.

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 New Years's morning, 2006 (Morgins, Valais, Switzerland)



(James Blunt, in his debut album "Back to Bedlam," 2004/2005)

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Last updated 6 Dec 2009 (links) and 10 Jan 2006 (text, first published 9 Jan 2006)


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