Wednesday, 5 June 2013

German Culture

Re “German culture, up close and personal”—
Kile Smith’s charming stück about his encounters with German choristers in Warrington reverses my recent experiences where I’ve been living in Weimar speaking Bild Deutsch. My German wife and our bilingual Danny (age six) both tease me daily about my bad accent.

Just yesterday I gave Hildegard a semantic explanation of dandelion. She has long been a librarian at the local music college. And I pass a J.S. Bach statue on my daily visit to the Anna Amalia Library to read the international newspapers.

I protect my American jazz heritage every evening via Internet radio.
Patrick D. Hazard
Weimar, Germany
May 29, 2013

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