It’s the realest thing in the world


“It’s the realest thing in the world” – Wagner in the Desert by Greg Jackson

12 thoughts on “It’s the realest thing in the world

  1. Thank you! Walls and stones in the Luberon are fascinating.

    Doesn’t “the realest” make you cringe?

    My English teacher at high school wouldn’t have been very happy if I would have said that …

    1. With a bunch of teenies in and around the house you develop a certain insensitivity re. language (you have to for your own survival)…

      And after the ‘Rechtschreibreform’ I’ve pretty much lost track of things you shouldn’t say or write even in German – if “schi” is correct, how should I know what is not?

      1. “schi” is correct? You’re kidding me, right?

        No, I know you are not.

        Same here, btw.

        But I will never ever write “Majonäse” I swear!

  2. Love the photo and quote. Stone wall. Sure, I’ve often run into one just like this when trying to solve problems, get questions answered, or dealing with large bureaucratic organizations.

    1. We had rules. Than we had new rules. Then some of the new rules were overthrown.
      Some never followed the new old rules. Some never followed the old new rules.

      I always wondered how translators cope.

  3. I like this photo.

    John Berger says, “When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls.”

    The same is true of a photograph I think…..and within the interstices and cracks and shadows and textures of your wall…..there is a story, maybe a whole world, waiting to be inhabited.

    I’m going to have to look at it some more.

    1. I can tell you: I could look for hours at these walls. Small universes in every crack.
      It’s like being a child again – decades ago when you looked for hours at some spot on the earth, watched the ants and other critters, imagined the little holes being big caves of some mountains in a land far away.

      At least that is what I did as a child ;-)

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