Tuesday, 10 May 2011
I have never felt like a birchtree
It is a beautiful sunny summerday. Birds and insects are busy, the nature is about to blossom.
I love how we use nature as metaphor. Shall I compare thee to a summer's day is perhaps the most common...
I once saw an interview with Vishnu Khare who had translated the Finnish national epic Kalevala to hindi (!).
The interviewer was in my opinion not all that professional as she often interrupted him with rather banal comments like "I´ve always felt like a birchtree..."...and it had no relevance to what Mr. Khare had said. In fact I could not watch the whole interview...
I have never felt like a birchtree. I wonder what it feels like.
Above we have a bride from amongst my vast collection of old photographs. I know she is somehow distantly related to me. She married in New York. That is unfortuantely all I know. And the ones that would know are no longer with us.