Saturday, September 5, 2015

Switzerland and Bloomability


I'm back in Switzerland
in the land of Bloomability
and The Unfinished Angel
coming and going
one foot here
one foot in the States
for the next two years.

Above photo is from one of my favorite walks
through the village of Montagnola
past the small Herman Hesse museum.

Below is a close-up of Hesse's typewriter
in that second-story window:


Something quite charming
about that black typewriter
with white paper
ready to be filled
with
words
. . .

xx

13 comments:

  1. I maxed the photos to get a better view and I am envious of your time here! It's been years since I've read Hermann Hesse, and I guess it is time for a reread.

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    1. Have you ever seen his watercolors? They capture the area well.

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  2. Lovely.

    I am curious: If given the opportunity to type 10 words on Mr. Hesse's typewriter, what would they be?

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    1. Hm. I will think about that. What would your 10 words be?
      xx

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    2. Dear Mr. Hesse. Feel free to use these fingers today.

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  3. Oh my Gosh!! You arrived!!! Oh, soak it all in (& Maybe paint it out? And surely write it out...) You bring back memories of my Dear Daddy's black typewriter.

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    1. Si, si, arrived! How is the house-hunt going?

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  4. Love the end:

    Something quite charming
    about that black typewriter
    with white paper
    ready to be filled
    with
    words
    . . .

    Something charming indeed.

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  5. My mom typed many a HS paper on our old, black Underwriter typewriter. btw there one on ebay for $34.95 right now. How do they come up with this number?

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  6. Beautiful photos Sharon. What has brought you back to Switzerland? I like the idea of writing those 10 words.....

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  7. So charming! And a great reminder that writing is a simple act, sitting at a desk, in front of a window, putting words on a page, one letter at a time.

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