I am Noa and live with my husband in Hamburg, Germany.
Due to severe chronic illness, I am no longer able to work and am mostly house and bedbound.
When I became ill, I was studying to become a psychotherapist. Besides this I'm a semi professional musician/singer/songwriter.
While I was in school, I have studied church music and used to lead a children's choir and play the organ. To this day, I'm a bit obsessed with old church organs. My teacher taught me, how to tune different types of pipes and I spent alot if time inside old organs. I love the smell of old wood.
I love art, nature, animals, connecting with people.
I love music. Listening, singing, playing
Classical music, from old to modern; blues, folk, klezmer, jazz, alternative rock, ...
My favorite music artists:
Poulenc, Bach, Britten, Dufay, Eisler, Weill, Bartok, Bernstein, Gardiner,
Laurie Anderson, Dagmar Krause, Art Bears, Sting, Björk, Bonnie Prince Billy, Joana Newsom, Danielle Ate the Sandwhich, First Aid Kit, Esther Ofarim, The Klezmatics, Mikweh, Frank London, Lorin Sklamberg, Bowie, Grandpa Elliott, Washboard Chaz, Robert Wyatt, Regina Spector, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Jael Naim, Roger Ridley, Herman van Veen, Loyko, Das blaue Einhorn, Socalled
My favorite painters & illustrators:
Monet, David Zinn, Inge Löök, Ilon Wikland, Marit Törnquist,
Other artists: Pina Bausch, Alvin Ailey, Julie Binoche, Audrey Tautou
Writers/Poets: Erich Fried, Rainer Maria Rilke, Rose Ausländer, Nelly Sachs, André Heller, Walter Moers, Astrid Lindgren, Cornelia Funke, Mauri Kunnas, H. Hesse
Books, Movies and TV Series: Festen, Så som i himmelen, Tuvalu, Whalerider, Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain, Trois Couleurs, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Chocolat, Herr der Diebe, Mar Adentro, Dogville, Lilja4Ever, Dancer in the dark, Elling, Girl Interrupted, THIN, Volver, Frida, Minusch, Mary Poppins, Tři oříšky pro Popelku (Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel), Luzie der Schrecken der Straße, Mumins
My favorite animals:
I love sloths, squirrels, goats, foxes, owls, wolfs, wild cats, elephants, chickens, cattle, sheep, alpacas, lemurs, meerkats, bats, ...
Creativity is important to me and I explore different routes to achieving it. Painting, drawing, writing, making music and different crafty hobbies help me, to be content and happy as I am interested it ecology, human rights, animal rights, politics which can shake you up quite a bit.
Humor helps me cope.
Right now, I am looking forward to receiving your postcards. I can't travel anymore but loved it alot. And I loved to meet people, which rarely happens now. So, if you don't mind, you may tell me a little something about yourself, family or regional traditions, what you are passionate about. If you like to draw small sketches, than please do. I enjoy them alot.
But whatever you want to and you're able to send is very much appreciated.