Incredible – it is Sunday and I am actually posting a Sunday Music !
I’m busily doing nothing over this weekend. Everytime that I want to step outside it starts pouring down madly – it did so over the last few days. All the greenery shot out, unfolded. Through the village lead a lot of small paths between houses and gardens. These little rails are planned, they are part of the basic layout of the new-ish housing areas (built since the sixties). Yesterday I went to a shop and found it difficult at some points to follow the path between gardens, simply because brushes, hedges, trees had grown out from both sides so that I had to duck under a green arch. The rain water helped to press branches & boughs down. I enjoyed it, and only shortly thought about spiders.
“Back to the woods” is an always tempting idea, back to paradise – a nice illusion, escape and game of make-believe (Gedankenspiel). I do not want to miss modern comfort like plumbing and electricity for example ; and sitting on a comfy chair or a sofa in a real house is better than hunching up on a stone before the fire in a burrow.
So the answer to “Why Don’t You Go Back to the Woods”, asked & performed by Messrs Jerry DOUGLAS (Ger., Eng.), Russ BARENBERG (Eng.) and Edgar MEYER (Ger., Eng.), is simple : It’s not comfortable enough !
I do not have to go out and search & hunt for the shy carrot, the belligerent courgette or the treacherous potato – others do this for me. I just have to skin the prey, chop it up and roast them in my electric kitchen under generous administration of garlic, pepper and what else I find. That’s real progress.
I hope you can enjoy what you have over the coming peaceful & easy week.