Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin

Friday, 12 October 2012

A Picnic

Britta Huegel

Dear You, 
Yes - with good reason you complain that I didn't write for such a long time, so sorry! Have been busy - and will be for a while - but I enjoy my 'secret' project, and it makes me aware that time is a valuable resource - I have to budget it, and that is not the worst thing that can happen. The postman comes day after day with parcels from Amazon...
Above you see that we still have some time to enjoy ourselves. A picnic in the gardens of the Jewish Museum in Berlin: you can buy the picnic baskets all ready


- though Had-I-But-Known that the deckchair is orange, I would have chosen another scarf; and Had-I-But-Known that it was raining all the time I would have chosen another day, or at least other shoes... But my name isn't Mary Roberts Rinehard, and yours is not Ogden Nash: "Don't guess, let me tell you!" - or do you know a way to sit in a deckchair and look elegant?? I don't and gave up looking for a solution - life showed me that it is better to sit clumsy than stand ornamentally. Despite the drizzle it was very nice - inside of the museum a jazz-band was playing, and our group of twelve people had a lot to discuss.




10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful setting for a picnic!
    Minerva x

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    1. Dear Minerva,
      yes, it is - the gardens of this most interstingly building are perfect for a picnic.

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  2. The setting, the conversation, the food......the rain must surely have been incidental.

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    1. Dear Pondside,
      the rain, as you say, was (almost) incidental. We had umbrellas - and I had a broad-brimmed strawhat - but I would have chosen indoors :-)

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  3. I love the combination of pink and orange. You look very elegant and it looked like a lovely afternoon despite the rain x

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  4. Dear Penny,
    till last Wednesday I thought: pink&orange? Never ever! But now I own a pullover with stripes - well: pink and deep cherry red - and get instantly into a good mood when I wear it.

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  5. Nice to see you there, Britta. And as for elegant, I think you carry it in your very bones. So, stand or sit, I see elegance.

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  6. Dear Sue,
    thank you - but I always think one hangs like a sack of potatoes in such a deckchair - and to come out of it isn't always easy (same with those low-lying sport cars - very posh, but one has to learn how to swing one's legs out gracefully :-)

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  7. 'life showed me that it is better to sit clumsy than stand ornamentally.'

    This made me laugh. Thank you.

    I still cannot get over why you think pink and orange do not suit! I love those warm colors -- yes, even together! -- so. :)

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  8. Dear Suze,
    I am convinced that we both will always find a lot to laugh about! And: pink and orange is a joyful combination in a warm country - when it is drizzling and cold and people look pale - mmh, come to think of it - maybe that's just what they need to get warm in heart and body: orange and pink!

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