it's probably time to explain what 'lebenskuenstler' means….so many people have asked me lately….
my husband says that i am a lebenskuenstler. it's one of my two favourite german words (the other one is 'augenweide'). 'leben' means life and a 'kuenstler' is an artist…..so 'lebenskuenstler' is an artist of life – which sounds a bit awkward to me….but then again i'm not a native english speaker…
the german dictionary defines lebenskuenstler as 'a person who has mastered the art of life and makes the best out of every situation'. i find that description a bit unimaginative….
for me a lebenskuenstler is also someone who can approach everything in an artistic way. this requires creativity, imagination and sometimes courage. for example, instead of experiencing house work as a chore you can turn it into an artistic activity by creating a beautiful environment, a nourishing meal or learning how to make things yourself instead of buying them….for me part of being a lebenskuenstler is being a homemaker.
so today we had another kind of lebenskuenstler day….a relaxing breakfast…working outdoors…a bit of felting….a warming soup….some house work…a chat with my mum over a cup of tea…finishing a painting…and after dinner we'll watch a bollywood movie with a friend….an all together satisfying day!