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A Total Surprise…

Part of daily prompt: total

While total usually has a negative ring in my ears (think totalitarian), it also reminds me of a joke of two monks in the Middle Ages conversing in Latin (what else!). They were close friends and often imagined the hereafter, i. e. how wonderful paradise would be. But how could they be sure? At long last they decided to make a pact. Whoever would die first, should appear to the other in a dream and tell him what paradise was really like. Just one of two words would suffice.

taliter        (exactly like that – as we imagined it to be)

aliter          (different)

So when it came to pass that one of the monks passed away (ha! A double-pass 🙂 ), his friend couldn’t wait to dream of him. Sure enough, the deceased appeared to him in his sleep. And never said a word.

The sleeper waited for a long time, but at long last he blurted out,

Taliter?

No response.

The sleeper tried again…

Aliter?

This time the deceased began to open his mouth and formed two words, almost inaudible…

 

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TOTALiter aliter!

Well, what do you think? Is this a story with an open ending or not?

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Trotz alledem – for a‘ that and a‘ that

Please click Tatties and Herrin‘ for another Scottish ballad sung in Scots.

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Seerose Texas Dawn – Flower of the Day

Part of Cee’s photo challenge Flower of the Day.

water lily

 

Photo: (c) anglogermantranslations. All rights reserved.

 

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Thursday Doors – green and blue

Part of Norman Frampton’s photo challenge Thursday doors. Thank you, Norm and thank you all for looking!

Photos: (c) anglogermantranslations. All rights reserved.

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Territorial Terror or Just an Error?

Today a Tory named Terri

Didn’t feel terribly merry.

She had voted no

Some time ago

And is now leaving for Kerry… 😦

So as from today it’s them and us again – as if there were no common ground. How is this possible?

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Hausmusik

Garden quartet. Or should I write duo instead? Karoline and Elise are only watching after all. And there’s another looker-on in the background.
hausmusik
From left to right: Emma, Grete, Karoline, and Elise.

One of the very few very old photos from our family album. It was taken about ninety years ago, so I’m afraid I wasn’t able to do it myself. Sorry! 😦 It’s against the rules, I suppose? But I assure you I uploaded it all by myself. 🙂

Photo: (c) anglogermantranslations. All rights reserved.

Part of Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Music

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The Netherlands Second…

No, it’s not in Dutch. It’s a spoof on Mr T.’s style – in American English, what else? – and sounds like the president himself. I thought of deleting this, as nobody commented here. But I just saw that another blogger also posted it and had several comments. Of course I don’t mean to annoy any supporters, I just love satire.

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