Possessions

Let’s swear on the principle of “small baggage”: “Less is more” ( Gotthold Ephraim Lessing ).
On the day of December 24th, when many gifts are given to our beloved ones, I think: It’s a wise man’s decision, not to possess more, than one is able to carry away on a bicycle; so play better guitar than double-bass, play better on a violin than on a guitar, better piccolo flute than tuba etc.

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Zu Heiligabend meine ich daran erinnern zu sollen, dass es nicht günstig ist, mehr besitzen zu wollen als man auf eine kleine Reise mitnehmen kann. Bertolt Brecht schwörte auf das Prinzip des “Kleinen Gepäcks”: seine Pfeife, ein kleines Büchlein, Weißbrot; heutzutage: Volvic; eine Gitarre bräuchte ich schon; die Katze hätte ich gern bei mir – aber die verzichtet allzu gern auf den Luxus des Herumreisens. “Weniger ist mehr” (Lessing). Das nicht christliche Wort zum Tage. Ich will die heiligen drei Könige auf keinen Fall überbieten…

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writer, photographer, guitarist

7 responses to “Possessions

  1. very poignant though. :o)

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  3. title=”Nothing Ain’t Too Bulky Nor Too Heavy” by CokaCola
    sent to my group PARADOXical at http://www.flickr.com/groups/paradox/discuss/72157602913871493/#comment72157602971518373
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    Nothing Ain't Too Bulky Nor Too Heavy

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  4. sent to my group PARADOXical:
    photo by Chris Pryor
    I Love India
    it seems to be a madness, that, after mankind discovered the wheel, some human beings are forced to carry such heavy loads on their heads…

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