Today 15 years ago, just one day after the Tsunami in Indonesia, Zuleikha was born in a hospital in Bremen. Not even a month later, she was resting on me a bit after I came home from work:

Zuleikha resting on me, Bremen 2005

Later we moved from Bremen to Freising (near Munich) and then again from Freising to here (Mörfelden-Walldorf, district of Groß-Gerau but close to Frankfurt as well). And early on Zuleikha discovered her love for music, or at least for my guitar in this photo when she was 5:

Zuleikha, January 2010

But my hobby was mostly photography during that time, so I took a few nice photos of her, like this one from short before she turned 10:

Zuleikha, October 2014

Musically, she decided to play the French horn in school, and took piano lessons for herself. Here she is on a solo gig when she was just 13:

Zuleikha in concert, Mörfelden 2018

And by now she is a member of Wikiloops like me, and we already have an album which contains three of her solo piano pieces:

In Time
In Time

You can find a link to it on the right, so go and have a listen if you wish.

And today, she’s fifteen:

Fifteen, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2019

And since I talk German with her: herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, Schätzchen!

As always, thanks for viewing, reading, and listening.

2 Replies to “Fifteen”

  1. Hi Wolfgang,

    I stumbled upon your blog some time back, probably as a result of me purchasing an Olympus camera to document my own young family starting out just over 5 years ago. Since then I’ve enjoyed seeing the world through your eyes every time you write.

    But I have to say the photo of Zuleikha as a newborn in 2005 has stopped me in my tracks as I’ve only ever been aware of her from the age of about 10 onwards. They grow up so quickly and I’m sure it will be no time at all before my girls will have as many candles on their cake!

    Happy birthday from England Zuleikha!

    1. Thanks Simon, I’ll tell her. Zuleikha has her own blog already, but I have to work on the server to make it visible again – something with server certs went wrong lately.

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