From a Golden Mirror to a Sparkling Chandelier

Thirty Short Stories from a Journey through Life

by Helmut Schwab



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/8/2014

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781491726921
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781491726914

About the Book

Helmut Schwab’s stories reflect the diversity of life through human encounters, observations, visions, or just stories—romantic, funny, serious, or just so—from Provence to Munich, San Francisco, or the gardens of Princeton—from Arizona to biblical Galilee, a bombing night in Afghanistan, a vision in Jerusalem, or some hope in prison—or by describing the funny small animals in the garden—or a children’s ball rolling along the road.

A clear vision of reality renders the stories colorful and lively—based on sensibility for joy, sorrow, suffering, love, or humor—written at times with a smiling, at times with a crying face.

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About the Author

For Helmut Schwab, the value of life comes from the warmth of human bonds in the family, among friends, or in chance encounters, shared with empathy, bringing joy or sorrow.

Trained in the sciences, he worked in the aerospace and electronics industries. His later work concentrated on a deeper understanding of the cosmic and biological world we find ourselves living in, and on the human mind and societies; then on the dichotomy between science and religion, with the questions of the consequent meaning or purpose of our lives. See “”.

Schwab volunteered in the community on environmental issues and concerns of the handicapped or low-income families in our inner cities.

He found joy of life in observing beauty in nature, whether in grandiose scenery or minute detail, and through his participation in the arts.