... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Cologne Has Soul!

Susan and I departed London and arrived in Cologne, Germany on Wednesday. Albeit a brief visit, it is always comforting to be in the company of my big sis and co-blogger, Tracie. We complete each other’s sentences, innately know what the other is thinking, and we always laugh til it hurts over anything and everything. History, especially family history, has its own language.

We dined with my nephew, Marc, who has morphed into a thriving, successful, handsome young man. In my mind’s eye, I still see him as a toddler, with a cap cocked sideways on his head, a sole lock of a blond curl at his nape, his only attire, a diaper, with bottle clenched in his teeth, arms stretched outward and upward, walking behind me saying, “Hold your baby.”Family memories such as these are true treasures.

One of the highlights of our stay in Cologne was a Wednesday night outing to a local club called Breugal (spelling) for Open Mike Night. I was showing my full Menopausebarbee age, when my friend, an American born who resides in Cologne, Anita Davis took the stage and belted out Chaka Khan’s “Ain’t Nobody Loves You Better.” As I got my groove on next to my sister, Tracie, who also was getting hers on- new hip and all, I remembered how meditative good music is for the mind, body and soul.

Soon Susan, Tracie and I all were on the floor, as Anita did another Oldie, but Goodie, “I Can’t Go For That!” Music is indeed universal. With a packed house of Germans speaking in their native tongues, every song performed was in English and the crowd knew every lyric, from Stevie Wonder to Michael Jackson.

Next Wednesday, Anita Davis will be performing at Breugal again and while I can’t be there in body, I’ll be there in spirit. And when she hits that perfect note on “Makes me happy, makes me feel that way,” know that I’ll be there in Soul.

Guten Tag Germany