“Meaning and morality of One’s life come from within oneself. Healthy, strong individuals seek self expansion by experimenting and by living dangerously. Life consists of an infinite number of possibilities and the healthy person explores as many of them as possible … The good life is ever changing, challenging, devoid of regret, intense, creative and risky.” Friedrich Nietzsche
Dietmar Fritze is truly an all around renaissance man; he writes music and a blog – FlickrComments, sings, takes amazing photographs, loves art, travels and connects with people from all walks of life. He has a great zest for life! Even as he reaches out daily to his friends, online and off, he stays true to his love for photography and art; taking, uploading and sharing beautiful photographs – sometimes several times a day. Dietmar lives, with his equally talented photographer/artist wife, Barbara, in the beautiful city of Wuppertal in the North Rhine-Westphalia region in Germany.
Wuppertal is home to Choreographer Pina Bausch, Movie-Director Wim Wenders, and to Bayer; the creators of Aspirin. Dietmar is also a dad to two beautiful daughters and when you visit his blog, do watch his home videos where he performs his music with family and friends. Here is a link to a video of Dietmar and one of his daughters performing at a local church.
Dietmar and I connected through the Blog Buddy post via the WordPress DailyPost Challenge, and what endeared him to me was, and remains, his directness and clarity about issues/topics that mattered to him. The first thing that caught my eye when I clicked over to Dietmar’s blog was the remarkable range of photographs in his highly organized directory. He is also a great resource for photos that highlight specific periods in history. For this week’s interview, and continuing our ongoing series, I am pleased to introduce Dietmar as our Featured “Get To Know” blogger of the week. Please say hello, visit his blog, and get to enjoy his impressive collections too.
Where did you grow up and why do you blog?
I grew up in West-Germany. I was born in 1945 and given directly to an orphanage after my birth. I found my mother 40 years later in East-Germany behind the “Iron Curtain“. After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of East and West Germany, I thought that writing a philosophy book about the courage it takes to leave a rigid system would be interesting … and I started working on one. At first, I wrote a book about the persistence of philosophers; but realized actually that I prefer to write a blog because I like the daily feedback I get from my readers.
What is most important to you/about you?
I don’t want to forget the power of hope, of positive feelings… So I need my daily philosophy and psychology; writing about photography and arts, inviting friends for a meal and making music together. I am a guitarist with a passion.
“Rage and thinking belong together. Whoever allows others to calm down his rage, accepts, that his thinking can be taken away.” Dietmar Fritze
What motivates you to get out of bed?
Getting up to write early in the morning, from 5:00-7:00am; I write my daily articles on my blog. Secondly: To have breakfast with my darling loving wife. Third: To respond to the wishes of my cat; she is always demanding food, fur care and for me to open the garden door very early too…
How would you like to be remembered?
As one of my daughters said in her speech on my 65th anniversary:
” You’re still not afraid of conflicts, you do not need any harmony. You’re always going your own way, doing your own thing and no one can confuse you (the persistence of the philosophers)… These things that you excel at, I would like to pass on to my son also: joy, curiosity, openness, creativity and courage, persistence always to go his own way!”
His daughter said it perfectly. Dietmar is a man who travels a road that he knows well and follows his heart and passions. He lives his life without regrets. You may connect with him on his blog, via his flickr account and listen to his wonderful voice and music on YouTube. Again, welcome our blog friend and buddy — Dietmar Fritze aka Frizztext.
Positive Motivation Tip: Follow the beat of your own drum and live your life with passion, poise, and gumption.
- Featured Blogger: Barb Taylor – Passionate about Pets & People… (eof737.wordpress.com)
CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All featured Photos are courtesy of Dietmar Fritze