As sure as night is dark and day is light
I keep you on my mind both day and night
And happiness I’ve known proves that it’s right
Because you’re mine, I walk the line
I admit it, my English is very, very lousy. Last Saturday I went to the friend of a friend, I had to pick up something. It was not far, but I went this route for the first time. And I crossed a wonderful, late autumn forest. The leaves had already fallen in part, and the rest who still clung to the trees, was a little yellow and mostly brown. A gorgeous brown, a warm brown, one in which you would like to place and rest.
I could not resist, I had to stop, get out and take pictures. It smelled lovely – do you know what reminds me of the smell of autum? – the smell of wood pencils, which I used in school. Stained or pencil, no matter, the main thing they were made of wood.
And it was quiet. Very quiet. Most birds are gone – to the south. And the few that are still left, here and there rustled the leaves. There was no wind … it was just silent.
When I went back to the car, I stood in the middle of the road, just on one of those white markings, and then I remembered the song “walk the line” of Johnny Cash. And now I close the circle to my first sentence of this long textes – after I was back at home and had considered and prepared the pictures for the blog, I searched the internet for a translation lyrics of walk the line. And this resulted in a completely different sense, as I have translated it into German.
Now I know though, as it is, but for me the song will always have something to do with a road on which marks it pays to walk. Because that means the word for word translation into German.
Later, I made myself comfortable. As cozy as you made it in the late fall when it is cool outside and is rapidly dark. I cooked a cup of coffee and ate a lemon cake. And reading a book of my favorite author … and indeed of a road. John Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row”, the road that tells of the life of casual workers, scoundrels, whores and queers.
– one song –
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