A gentle breeze was blowing A cloud was drifting past But now the days have changed How long will this calm last There are mysteries in the air Meaning no good for mankind Spreading unknown dangers Something new and undefined This cloud will pass Floating on its way Our new cloud is invisible We hope it will not stay
I think this was the first time that I won a school prize. It seems to be in 1962 at school for progress. I do not really remember making any progress anywhere, but here it is to prove it. The book even had the school coat of arms of the cover with its motto “spe, labore, fide” I never did latin at school but I think it means hope, work and faith. I was always hoping at school that it would soon be time to go home. Then I had about an hour of homework and I had faith that it would soon be the week-end, or perhaps school holidays. Perhaps that was why I got the prize. Note the book is no longer in perfect condition. I think it was The Three Musketeers from Alexandre Dumas. It was the only one left to choose from.
Sorry but this is just plain ridiculous. I wanted to tell you that my legacy here in the blogging world are my photos, which are also on my computer. They have become part of my life. Where I go my camera comes as well. However my owl in the garden now expresses my feelings. I have been swindled into working with this block system.
Being a golden oldie I am not happy about change, but computers everywhere think they are doing us a favour when the bring something new and improved. It is a signal of modern life and I do not want or need change. And so I am looking bewildered through the block jungle and ask what is this all about.
I saw somewhere we can still use the old system and I am now looking for it. Perhaps I might find it, but one thing is certain. I am not prepared to play around for an hour searching for it. WordPress you can stick your block system where it belongs, on the rubbish heap. I do not need your new developments. I stay with my owl and look on.
Hat jemand Fernweh?
Ich habe kein
Ich wohne jetzt in der Schweiz
Und das ist ganz fein
Ich sagte goodbye zu London vor lange lange Zeit
Mein Heimat ist jetzt hier
und London ist sehr weit
The title was in German
So is my written word
It is now my zweiter Sprache
So let it now be heard
My German is not Fehlerfrei
and neither is my english
I have become a polyglot
My languages diminish
Aber hier bin ich zu Hause
My zweiter Heimatland
Es macht mir keine Sorgen
Although it was not planned
It could be the most expensive breath you take, according to the results.
“Blow into the tube” the police lady said after the accident. The machine was already showing the German word “bereit” meaning ready in English. And so you blow. You get short of breath after a while, it goes a little black before your eyes, but you have to blow more.
The result? No alcohol, but they want you to spend a long breath to prove it.
And that is my story and I am sticking to it. One day I will explain it all.
Hop, Skip and Jump
Finding a path through the clouds
All nicely lined up
Engulfing as if they were shrouds
Will they hold me when I leap
Perhaps I might fall through
But another cloud is sure to catch me
They are waiting in a queue
And if you have your head in the clouds
Be careful not to forget
Leaping from the edge
Is not a very good bet
I do not need skeletons or vampire teeth, just a heavy dark cloud hovering over the local mountains is enough horror for me. Just as I was departing for me shopping trip it began to rain. Luckily I was wearing a rain jacket, but sitting in a wheelchair you are open for everything. After a couple of minutes I reached the part where I took my first photo, the one above. I continued on my way and when I eventually arrived at the store it had stopped raining. I did the shopping, left the store and discovered everything was dry.,
However, I had a quick visit to make at the chemists and yes, it started to rain again. Eventually the horror journey finished and there was no more rain on the way. I was lucky. It is still raining on and off, but I no longer have to go anywhere.
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