They say “if one door closes another one opens”.

I used to answer: “bullshit!”

Yes, I admit, this saying is good if you want to give someone hope but ususally reality cares little about hope, not hope, sayings or not sayings. But today I think I experienced the truth behind it for the very first time.

Those of you who know me well, know that I am a lucky person. Most of the times I can rely on my luck in a scaringly calculable way. When I was late for school, the teacher was as well – or the class didn’t take place. If I am looking for a place to stay, someone will for sure offer me a couch to crash on and if I lose my phone someone else will be giving one away for cheap.
This is how it used to be.

Now lately there was a suprising series of unluck coming my way. Some things didn’t work out the way we planned them. By chance we got a great flat here in Berlin for very cheap and with a lot of more luck we managed to create the interior design in a way that we really like – almost without spending any money at all.

But then my university plans decided to turn their back on me. After being excepted to my most desired master program here in Berlin, I learned that I would have to finish my undergraduate degree before the semester starts. Rushing to register for my BA paper, I finished my movie, a study blog and a paper within three weeks, while moving from Hamburg to Berlin. High on endorphin and driven by ambition I checked with my institute for deadlines, papers and signatures I would need for the registration. And then the storm broke loose.

One day, full of phone calls, discussions, planning and sheduling. In the end a quick calculation revealed: I would not be able to take the master program. The door closed.

Long story short: I cried, complained, was pissed off for not being rewarded for my hard work – and realized that I have the best dad in the world. Now, three weeks later, it seems like another door opened:

Cinema for Peace LogoThe “Cinema for Peace Foundation” has accepted me as an intern for the next six month. YAY! If that is not a silver lining then I don’t know what is!
The foundation is doing a great job, that even Ban Ki-Moon mentioned in a positive way:

“Let me applaud Cinema for Peace. Every time you and our friends from the creative community reach out to help people to learn about human rights and justice, you help the United Nations to keep the peace”

If you want to know more about them – which I think you should – then look here: www.cinemaforpeace-foundation.com or google for their projects. What they are doing is great and I am really looking forward to become a part of the team. I found a little video about their work in the last 11 years. It of course does not show exactly the impact and all the projects they are doing but its interesting nevertheless:

I am very much looking forward to the work there and of course I will keep you posted.
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Now an ice coffee and back to work.

– MM.

2 responses to “Silverlining”

  1. Ariel says:

    Good luck!

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