Tuesday, September 18, 2007

wo die Zitronen blühn?

i've been at home the past 2 days
a little sick
yesterday i went for a little walk
and ended at one of the used bookstores
around my house

i was glad to find a Schubert's 200 song
for the piano & voice...

and what was my nice surprise!
I can still read music, sheets of music
die Musik, die Noten!
after all these years
without playing piano
which i did for many years...

and even nicer surprise was to understand this little chunk of Deutsch
wonderful Goethe's words
"wo die Zitronen blühn?" wonderful!
i read them and knew at once what they meant...

one of my dreams
to be able to read my favorite authors on their mother language
Julio Cortázar en Español
Julian Barnes in English
and why not?
maybe soon I can read
Herman Hesse auf Deutsch