33 Short Stories from a Journey through
Human Encounters, Observations, Vision, … just Stories
romantic, funny, serious, … just so
The first 30 stories are available as a book, titled “The Sparkling Chandelier”: just click on Amazon.com or go to www.bn.com or to your local book store, under ISBN # 978-1-4917-2692-1 (hardcover) or 978-1-4917-2691-4 (e-book)
You opened this website, you
began to read these words – what can it bring you?
Has it ever happened to you that you drove for half an hour – from home to work or between any other two points – and then did not remember much of what you saw? Large parts of our daily lives are like that. Many of us go through most of our lives like this. But many others see, perceive, understand, and share life’s joys or sorrows with others in empathy. Life can be so touching, so serious – but it can also be so funny and full of joy!
What is our existence in this world? For most of us, it is a struggle for survival in a fragile way of life. Then arise the desires for wealth, importance in society, and entertainment. But does the life given to us not expect mental growth and personality development, the caring for others or public service, also stewardship of nature – and can we not enjoy all the beauty in art, culture, and nature around us?
The following stories are offered
to you, the reader, to let you pause and perceive, to touch your human
sensitivity and understanding – and also to bring you joy, to simply entertain
So, please, proceed! Select the pages and begin reading these stories!
When you are done, hopefully you will feel enriched – and, maybe, you will begin to perceive stories in your own life.
Schwab, value of life came from the warmth of human bonds - in the family,
among friends, and in chance encounters. The experience of the world with
a human touch - in empathy, joy, or humor; but also in sympathy, sorrow, and
suffering - gave the inspiration for his short stories.
He found joy of life in the obsrvation of all the variety and beauty in nature, whether in grandiose scenery or minute detail - or in his participation in various forms of the arts.
His academic training was in the sciences. He worked in the electronics industry. Most of his personal effort and writing was concentrated on a deeper understanding of the universe and the biological world we live in. Specifically, he concentrated on understanding the important human characteristics of mental creativity, ethical values, and individual personality.
Of greater personal importance to Helmut Schwab was his concentration on the dichotomy between science and religion, the question of the remaining transcendental foundations of existence, and the consequent meaning or purpose of our lives. He also pursued historical studies. The essays resulting from all these efforts can be found on the website "www.schwab-writings.com".
Schwab’s volunteer effort was dedicated to community and environmental issues, the handicapped, and the struggle of low-income families in our inner cities.
Est né en Mars 1938 dans la région parisienne où il a vécu jusqu’en 1970, date à laquelle il a gagné le rivage méditerranéen. De formation juridique il a travaillé dans ce domaine jusqu’à son installation à Cannes, où il a dirigé un cabinet d’assurances pendant 30 ans.
Il s’implique dans la vie de la cité, particulièrement : la sauvegarde des espaces verts, le développement des transports en commun, ayant contribué à l’élaboration de la « Charte de l’environnement » signée par le Maire de Cannes. Sa retraite récente lui permet de voyager, faire des montages de films, s’adonner à sa passion des petits trains jusqu’à en écrire des « nouvelles », telle celle intitulée « Le Train de la Côte ».