The Fool on the Hill sees the sun going....
Okay, this is the sun going up, but I thought that it might be a nice metaphor for my current situation (new day, new beginning, new . Also, my hospital room faces east, so it's easy to point my iPhone out the window.
The view to the west features the Frankfurt skyline in the distance, but is more difficult to photograph. Once I become more mobile, guess the time right, and the Sunset God delivers a decent display of color, I'll add another.
Also, I am not on a hill, but on the top floor of a hospital in Hanau, Germany. It's higher than most hills around here, so is advantageous. A room on a lower floor would not have provided such a vista.
In the distant lie the Spessart Hills, scene of many Grimm Brothers' fairy tales (they were born in Hanau); in the foreground lurks one of German's leading metallurgical and chemical centers. It's the kind of place that gets bombed in wars, which explains why this city suffered worse damage than Frankfurt. Duh. Frankfurt has only banks, and banks don't get bombed.
Contrails reveal some of the air traffic over the Frankfurt region. This is one of Europe's busiest crossroads, and one does not even see the traffic approaching or departing Rhein-Main Airport.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.