German lesson - ONE

some fun, before I go to sleep:

Ich heiße … und bin süchtig nach Downton Abbey.

(My name is… and I am obsessed with Downton Abbey.)

Mein absolutes Lieblingspärchen ist …

(My OTP is...)

Diese Serie macht mich emotional total fertig - bin völlig am Ende!

(OMG this series makes me die of feels - I can’t with all of it!)

Ich überlebe die Zwischenzeit nur wegen all der großartigen Fanfics.

(I am only able to survive the hiatus because of all the marvelous fanfics.)

;-DDD

chickwriter
guardian:

Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel laureate writer, dies aged 87
The Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, who unleashed the worldwide boom in Spanish literature with his novel 100 Years of Solitude, has died at the age of 87, a person close to the family has said. García Márquez had been admitted to hospital in Mexico City on 3 April with pneumonia. Full story
Pictured: Gabriel García Márquez at his house in Mexico City, 2010. Photograph: Miguel Tovar/AP

guardian:

Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel laureate writer, dies aged 87

The Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, who unleashed the worldwide boom in Spanish literature with his novel 100 Years of Solitude, has died at the age of 87, a person close to the family has said. García Márquez had been admitted to hospital in Mexico City on 3 April with pneumonia. Full story

Pictured: Gabriel García Márquez at his house in Mexico City, 2010. Photograph: Miguel Tovar/AP

izzgood

Well, what are 490 light years to humanity :-)

All the same, this is really cool!

Name two things you like about yourself, then pass it on to the first ten people on your dash. #TeamSelfEsteem

got this from the lovely Lala-Kate (aaah, alliterations!) :-)

Well then, I like my humour and my ability to be genuinely nice to people.

uboot5161
uboot5161:

courtly love….

This miniature from the Codex Manesse depicts a poet figure called Der von Buochein. As “book” is part of his name, there is one appearing in his emblem. It says:
Minne sinne twinget / strâle quäle bringet
(Love binds the sense / and its arrow induces pain.)
The scene however shows a friendly encounter between knight and dame, both are sitting under a blooming tree, a painted topos - these two are talking to each other in a locus amoenus, a place of perfect beauty; in the context of courtly love, this definitely is a nice place to “meet” (*cough! cough!*)… On a meta level, the drinking glass in the man’s hand and the harp player on the ground hint at the legend of Tristan and Iseult and their tragic, fatal relationship. So sorrow is present, if not on the surface. 
These medieval images are very fascinating, because they can be read and analyzed like the poems they prelude. They are full of rhetorics, full of hidden meanings, codes, hints, layers… their makers must have been very clever, very learned, very creative people.

uboot5161:

courtly love….

This miniature from the Codex Manesse depicts a poet figure called Der von Buochein. As “book” is part of his name, there is one appearing in his emblem. It says:

Minne sinne twinget / strâle quäle bringet

(Love binds the sense / and its arrow induces pain.)

The scene however shows a friendly encounter between knight and dame, both are sitting under a blooming tree, a painted topos - these two are talking to each other in a locus amoenus, a place of perfect beauty; in the context of courtly love, this definitely is a nice place to “meet” (*cough! cough!*)… On a meta level, the drinking glass in the man’s hand and the harp player on the ground hint at the legend of Tristan and Iseult and their tragic, fatal relationship. So sorrow is present, if not on the surface. 

These medieval images are very fascinating, because they can be read and analyzed like the poems they prelude. They are full of rhetorics, full of hidden meanings, codes, hints, layers… their makers must have been very clever, very learned, very creative people.