|Pale Blue Ink in a Lady's Hand|
Franz Werfel (10 September 1890 – 26 August 1945)
|I envy you ... |
Like you, I would have liked to write a book ...
Just the feeling of standing out from the crowd ...
Once again I feel relieved
that Fortune favours fools,
or as a German saying goes,
"Die dümmsten Bauern
ernten die größten Kartoffeln."
"The dumbest farmers
harvest the biggest potatoes".
Sometimes a saying
can be a great comfort.
In a few minutes it will be August. And only a few minutes ago I became aware of it is the last Sunday in July. Phew. 37 years ago on such a Sunday I climbed Croagh Patrick on my bare feet, one week after this agnostic had "made" Station Island, and thus kept a second promise I had given to myself. Lovely remembrance.
“What would you do if you ruled the world?”
The gigolo replied that he would abolish all laws.
Barthes said: “Even grammar?”
|As I read the Neue
Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) |
only very irregularly, I am very much indebted
to the Russian Embassy in Bern
for threatening the newspaper with legal action
for insulting the deeply religious President of the Russian Republic and vigorous defender of orthodox christianity.
Otherwise I might never had become aware
of this fine caricature of his rainbow-loving highness.
Pablo Neruda (12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
Mikis Theodorakis (12 July 1925 – 2 September 2021)
Maria Farantouri * 28 November 1947