Postcard from Germany

This is from Astrid and I was thrilled to receive it because it’s the first postcard I’ve gotten with a quote on it. Astrid translates Kafka’s words as “ways arised because someone goes there” and then says, “I hope you understand, I cannot translate it correct.”  I did a bit of googling and found that it’s most often translated in English as “Paths are made by walking.”  Interesting, eh?

2 thoughts on “Postcard from Germany”

  1. Somehow it seems more profound auf Deutsch. Or maybe I'm just biased.

    I'm still having a terrible time with finding postcards & have also had one of my postcards go astray. An inauspicious start to Postcrossing but perhaps it will get better.

  2. You know that I have started to stockpile cool postcards in order to enjoy postcarding this summer! 🙂 I have a lovely one from the Cherry Blossom Festival (one is for you, too – whenever my current apathy dissipates you will get to see it). I LOVE Kafka (well, the Metamorphosis is one of my favorite classic books – which is a funny contrast to my other classic P & P! Now that would be a funny fan-fiction mash-up!).

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