Sunday, 11 October 2009
It was a time when you could still park your car in front of the department store in the centre of town. No circular roads or circulation plans. Sunday afternoon, fivish, after dark. Return from a visit to our relatives in the southern part of town.
I used to look through the window of our Volkswagen Beetle. Neon signs, shop's windows, the church tower, statues.
The Big Nude Lass.
(My mother told me the locals called her so: t Grote Blote Wicht)
Their mother must be dead...
(I felt pity for them, every time we passed)
Is that a statue?
(It was, my dad told me)
But He looks so different there...
(a stern and grim Christ of the Sacred Heart, whitish sandstone)
Reminiscences of childhood. They have no order