Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin

Friday, 14 October 2016

Ambiguity of Entertainment


©Brigitta Huegel

Well -- I am not insensitive to deafening silence... :-) 
AND I see myself more being cheerful than nagging about Nobel Prizes in Literature.
So when I came back from the Museum für Fotografie - this time I had seen photos by Helmut Newton - such beautiful women he photographed! - I hummed a little meaningful tune, it went like this:  


"Don't follow leaders, 
    watch the parkin' meters.  
Tra-la-la, tra-la-la, 
Rum-tum-tiddle-um-tum."

Knut, my little red Fiat 500, stood outside on the street - sulking, because he is very, very rarely moved. The son of our caretaker grinned broadly when he saw me: "You'll move it?!?" he chuckled. 
"No", I said. 
"Why?" he asked. 
"Because I have found such a perfect parking place". 
Now he ponders if I meant it. "The Ambiguity of Entertainment", that's it.   








12 comments:

  1. I understand not moving Knut. When you get a good thing hold on to it.

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    1. Dear Emma, yes - I think by now that it doesn't make much sense to have a car in Berlin: so many undergrounds, trams, busses - and one has not to look for a parking place then.

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  2. HA! There is a delicious irony in walking because you don't want to give up a terrific parking place. :)

    Talking about the Nobel prize in literature, I really like Bob Dylan, but that sure was a surprising choice.

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    1. Dear Susan, I love irony :-) And the choice was really odd - though I like some of his songs too.

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  3. I just love your sense of humour, Britta! I can imagine you saying that with that same mischievous look you have here; which I like so much! You're also very pretty! :)
    Greetings Maria xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Maria - sometimes a woman needs to hear just that, especially on a dark rainy autumnal afternoon :-)
      Greetings, Britta xxx

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  4. Delightful photo! I prefer the lovely subject's mischievous glow to Helmet Newton's models, who often look a bit upset.

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    1. Thank you, Geo.! Those poor models had to stand in the cold for hours... But Newton has a special type, that's true - tough, a bit heartless - e.g.he made some lovely shots of Brigitte Nielsen; and Grace Jones would make me afraid.

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  5. Knut may set off on his own adventure and might not be back before morning!

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    1. Joanne: that is such a lovely, lovely idea - I will use it, if I may?

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  6. Can I infer from your little little tune that you would have preferred to see A.A.Milne receive the Nobel literature prize? Though I guess it only goes to living writers. I, too, found it a surprising choice. As was the Peace Prize.But then, who ever set up the Swedes and Norwegians as great arbiters?

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    1. Yes, Shawn - but that is only half of the truth: A.A. Milne is dead - but Robert Allen Zimmerman is very much alive - he just won the Nobel Prize in Literature with these immortal lines
      ""Don't follow leaders, / watch the parkin' meters"!!!
      Oh, the- the rhyme, the rhythm - the alias Bob Dylan! Didn't they dare to choose Abba? And I follow you with the other prize too - astonishing.

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