I follow Lis`blog and do not always know what the text means. The pictures are always so serene looking. Today, there is text I understood from von Goethe. It is a wonderful thought to think that someone who is miles away can be with us and complete the world for us. “The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.”
Die Welt ist so leer, wenn man
nur Berge, Flüsse und Städte darin denkt;
aber hie und da
jemand zu wissen,
der mit uns übereinstimmt,
mit dem wir
auch stillschweigend fortleben,
das macht uns dieses Erdenrund
erst zu einem bewohnten Garten.
The world is so empty, if you
only mountains, rivers and cities
it thinks; but every now and then
someone to know who is with us
matches, which we
also tacitly lives on.
This makes this earth round us
only one inhabited garden.