Die Wand [E–pub READ]
Find a cow and a cat that got trapped with her on the inside of the Wall So her situation is not et hopelessThe book is the account the heroine is writi I can allow myself to write the truth all the people for whom I have lied throughout my life are deadAn unnamed woman arrives with her cousin and her husband to their alpine hunting lodge Their staying is planned for a weekend The same evening the couple go to the nearby village and when they don t return the next day our heroine sets off to meet them halfway to unexpectedly come across the impenetrable barrier A wall A transparent Cashing the Chip (Shelter, yet impassable wall through it she can see households in the valley and its now frozen in time inhabitants Petrified in their last action farmer woman sitting on the bench a cow lying on the meadow Everything eually calm and apparently not alive Dead but hard to know of what disease or hostile deedIt all seems like a bad joke but there s no explanation to what happened Our heroine having not much choice needs to cope with unusual situation And the novel is a meticulous detailed report of her actions And there s something strangely calming and uieting in these simple deeds in growing potates and bean in logging wood cutting the grass haymaking preparing stuff for winter And caring for her animals since there s a dog cats and cow and later also a bullock she s responsible for them tooI ve placed that one on dystopian shelf though to tell the truth I do not care much about that tag To the end we do not know what really happened Was it a devilish military experiment that went out of control Perhaps some foul deed maybe part of war campaigne that did so wrong Or maybe some apocaliptic vision of the world The novel is everyting above and much It s like a record of adventures of Robinson Crusoe but without company of his Friday it s a manual guide on how to survive in wilderness and it s still much than that It s a uiet meditation on human nature nature of time and our role on the Earth our responsibility for beings dependent on us And about recognition that old life is lost and one need to find another wayHow many things do we need to live You would probably say that plenty We hoard and goods but how many things we do really need to survive One would do without much stuff in fact And that way the novel may be read as an objection to our greedy politics and unsatiable consumerism We were told that no man is a separated island but really We don t need any apocalypse for we are already divided and we keep building our walls without restraints And that way The Wall feels like a critiue of our acceptance of loosening interpersonal relationship and moral relaxation like a statement that maybe world that lack love doesen t deserve to exist You needed twentyears to bring up Tutoring Dallas your children but it only took mere seconds to kill them Love seemed to be the only reasonable instict and right thing to do and by rejecting it our chance was irremediably forfeitedThe novel is simply written and I found it beautiful I especially liked these chapters concerning one unforgettable summer in alpine tundra over her cabin These days where she had all her animalset and used to stay long at night scenting almost intoxicating fragrances of flowers and herbs looking at the starry sky and experienced such tranuility and communion with the world something that felt almost transcendental that even being probably the last human being still could be at ease with herself and surrounding world Though when she writes her account she doesn t feel it any et still knows there was a beauty in it a marvelous book It is beyond me why this novel is classified a feminist classic as it holds up as something great no matter whose sex wrote it This is a story of redemption under grave circumstances It is a tale of determination and persistence in the face of uncertain and daunting circumstances The novel of determination and persistence in the face of uncertain and daunting circumstances The novel be deemed an instruction manual on how to live a life with one s own self alone and entrusted with responsibilities perhaps too great for the typical human being handed them But the narrator prevails and actually thrives in her seclusion and is given the opportunity for true self esteem and meaning in her life And that is not a feminist theme but rather something universal to be strived for no matter what sex one is or even regarding our present day working out perhaps what sex one isn t Marlen Haushofer writes in an engaging style conversing with the reader as if on solid ground and friendly terms tolerant at all times for the fate she has been faced with and in my eyes kindly hoping that we might do the same given similar circumstances Through her lot of characters she inherits all domesticated animals Haushofer develops their personalities emotionally and spiritually to the degree we become as well attached to them and worry for their happiness good health and safety This book is as good as any I have read and so accessible that it caused me no care to look a word up or write one down Sometimes the simplest form works out to be the best Haushofer certainly found a winning voice within the covers of this little masterpiece of fine literature My animals were fond of my familiar smell my voice and my movements I could easily cast off my face it was needed no longer At this thought a feeling of emptiness rose up in me which I had to get rid of at any price I looked for some kind of work to do and told myself that in my situation it was childish to mourn a face but the tormenting sense that I had lost something important would not be driven away Virginia Woolf once called Middlemarch one of the few novels that had been written for grownups or something along those lines I follow suit with this work which in the realm of sci fi does not badger with a multiplicity of facts in the realm of psychological novels does not bloat itself on tropes outside the white male mainstay in the realm of the pastoral does not encourage and in the realm of pioneering does not present violence as the only way Emotion is far concerned with internal erasure than external pride and prejudice and the foraging homicide the one man survival kit the hero all of them were caught on the wrong side of the wall I m still afraid because I know that I can live only if I fail to understand certain things One of the exercises in my Engineering Ethics class consisted of ranking the items one would have on a raft stranded in the middle in the ocean in terms of importance with regards to survival In teams the majority of us focused on the tiny world of personal landscape and were subseuently surprised when the answer of inevitable rescue in a hyperconnected world was solemnly shaken in our faces Fifty ears previous to this technological indoctrination a story was written in which even if there had been any chance of rescue it would have been enacted by the enemies The ones who had inflicted the weapon of the wall in all its unknown capacity on the populace in the first place It didn t occur to me then but it would have been good to ask the TA presiding over the ethics course how they were so certain that our rescue would have been the result of care not crime Since I had only ever been threatened by human beings before I couldn t adapt too uickly Humans are social creatures of habit enforced solitude combined with rapid changes in an environment resulting in a distempered mix of boredom aggravation and undying fear We have our dystopias with our zombies and our dictatorships and our group dynamics coming straight to us from the ninth circle of hell but those are all powerful signifiers of today s reality Awful as they are they have a familiar structure Awful as they are La deshumanización del arte you are not alone As a human beingou will most likely suffer a great deal in a populated world of violent destruction than in a hunting lodge beyond the boundaries of humanity s final showdown but the hyperactive physicality of the ruthless adventurer does not make
For A Complex Narrative a complex narrative could build a fire and scope out a surviving community and stab and rape Göttliches Vermächtnis König der Welten 1 your way to the top of the rule of their roost but what ifou can t You could venture from convenience store to convenience store and never even think of settling into a one person agrarian society but what if ou can t Ice is similar both in its publishing decade and its ultimate futility but its strength lies in the surreal portrayal of the toxic masculinity not in depriving said toxic masculinity of all its worth of meaning If time exists only in my head and I m the last human being it will end with my death The thought cheers me I may be in a position to murder time Justice Gender roles Militarization Euthanization Animal rights Incest Pedagogy Epistemology Teleology Ontology Industrialization Community Power Emotional bonds Ageing Triumph Failure Life Death Survival The dystopia lies not in the invisible barrier with its gorgon properties but in the solipsistic interrogation that cannot afford to hold smugly to certain ideals so long as the next meal is a constant concern Religion for whatever reason is never a defined concern The movie of this has a scene of the heroine running a car into the wall a noncanonical moment that shows how difficult it is for contemporary times to tell a story of stationary despair What moments there are of revolution do not lend well to the big screen or the action filled climax The only creature in the forest that can really do right or wrong is me And I alone can show mercy Sometimes I wish that burden of decision making didn t lie with me But I am a human being and I can only think and act like a human being Only death will free me from that You uestion of course the tale told by the one still standing amidst the bodies on this side of the wall and that They ll never give it to ou The Sceptics of the Old Testament you know The end of the world was not written to tuckou in at night I stood up three times and convinced myself that here three Reinventing the CFO How Financial Managers Can Transform Their Roles and Add Greater Value yards from me there really was something invisible smooth and cool blocking my path I thought it might be a hallucination but of course I knew that it was nothing of the kind I could have coped much easily with a momentary insanity than with this terrible invisible thing But there was Lynx with his bleeding mouth and there was the bump on my head which was beginning to acheWhen our narrator was invited by her cousin Luise and Hugo to go and stay at their hunting lodge in the foothills of the Alps for a few days she was very keen on the idea She was a window with grown up children and could think of nothing enjoyable than a sojourn in the mountains But when her hosts went off to the local village and did not return the following morning our narrator set out to find them She took the family dog Lynx with her who was the first to come across and was immediately frustrated by what appeared to be an invisible wall blocking their progressSo in reality this doesn t appear to be the start to a rather excellent story and thereou would be wrong Put ourself in Aan het werk om te overleven Ze inventariseert de bestaande voorraden zoekt naar een plek voor een aardappelakker struint het bos af op zoek naar eetbare planten ze jaagt En ze vervreemdt van zichzelf; om niet gek te worden en grip te houden op de tijd schrijft Their bowls after eating and then dragging them along the floor I don t know what it means but they do it every time without fail In general cats obey a practically Byzantine series of ceremonies and take it very badly if ou disturb them during their mysterious rites In comparison with them Lynx was a shameless child of nature and they seemed to hold him rather in contempt for thatBella the cowWhen I combed Bella I sometimes told her how important she was to us all She looked at me with moist eyes and tried to lick my face She had no idea how precious and irreplaceable she was Here she stood gleaming and brown warm and relaxed our big gentle nourishing mother I could only show my gratitude by taking good care of her and I hope I have done everything for Bella that a human being can do for their only cow She liked it when I talked to her Perhaps she would have liked the voice of any human being It would have been easy for her to trample and gore me but she licked my face and pressed her nostrils into my palm I hope she dies before me without me she would die miserably in winterThe HeroineIn my dreams I bring children into the world and they aren t only human children there are cats among them dogs calves bears and uite peculiar furry creatures But they emerge from me and there is nothing about them that could frighten or repel me The White CrowThis autumn a white crow appeared It always flies a little way behind the others and settles alone on a tree avoided by its companions I can t understand why the other crows don t like it I think it s a particularly beautiful bird but the other members of its species find it repugnant I see it sitting alone in its spruce tree staring over the meadow a miserable absurdity that shouldn t exist a white crow It sits there until the great flock has flown away and then I bring it a little food It s so tame that I can get close to it Sometimes it hops about on the ground when it sees me coming It can t know why it s been ostracized that s the only life it knows It will always be an outcast and so alone that it s less afraid of people than its black brethrenI want the white crow to live and sometimes I dream that there s another one in the forest and that they will find each other I don t believe it will happen I only wish it very dearlyThe AdderOnly much later up in the pasture did I actually see an adder It lay sunning itself on a scree slope From that point on I was never afraid of snakes again The adder was very beautiful and when I saw it lying there like that entirely devoted to the Anxiety Between Desire and the Body yellow sun I was sure it had no intention of biting me Its thoughts were remote from me it didn t want to do anything but lie in peace on the white stones and bathe in sunlight and warmthThe ForestIt s never entirely silent in the forest You only imagine it s silent but there is always a whole host of noises A woodpecker taps in the distance a bird calls the wind hisses through the grass in the forest a big branch knocks against a tree trunk and the twigs rustle as little animals scurry around Everything is alive everything is working But that evening it really was almost silentThe FlowersIn cyclamen flowers the red of summer combines with the blue of autumn into a pinkish purple and their fragrance recaptures all the sweetness of the past but asou inhale it for longer there is a uite different smell behind it that of decay and death I have always considered the cyclamen a strange and rather frightening flowerHave ou read Marlen Haushofer s The Wall What do ou think about it Awesome bookAnd by awesome I mean it s wonderful and at the same time scary in a way that surpasses the conventional meaning of these words I was uite unprepared for what I have read entering the space where the simple protean all human myth meets the relentless reality and creates a field where thoughts and feelings outweigh all actions While the author not only foreshadows the end but directly reveals it she nevertheless manages to surprise the reader and makes them feel abandoned disillusioned anxious terrified and charmed while wondering and seeking for answers standing in front of a impenetrable and invisible wall 12 uartet Books 2013 Shaun Whiteside 1999 spoiler view spoiler hide spoiler Here a little story about cats that was the laconic statement with which the Austrian writer Marlen Haushofer 1920 1970 sent the manuscript of this novel to her publisher in 1962 That is typical for her dry non sentimental پرسش های نخستین پاسخ های بی پایان yet precarious approach to her own work and to life in general Haushofer is one of those underestimated authors who are rediscovered every few decades by a select group of readers but unjustifiably still fails to secure a place in the literary pantheon Perhaps this was due to her gender her deliberately chosen invisibility but also her non spectacular styleThis booklet for example tells the story of the survival of an almost 50ear old woman in an Austrian looking mountain region after suddenly being closed off from the outside world by a huge glass wall the rest of the world seems extinct The woman we will never hear her name tells how after her initial bewilderment she makes every effort to stay alive within her secluded domain She succeeds with perseverance ingenuity and hard work So this looks like a variation on the Robinson Crusoe story and it certainly is But it is also very differentOnly little by little do we learn a bit about the history of this woman and her view on life Seems that she was at the stage where she no longer had any illusions about life and might have fallen into a depression she writes very derogatory about her past life and actually she is happy that she no longer has to face other people In that sense the wall is also a desirable event a blessing The gender aspect is also regularly touched upon she occasionally muses about her subordinate caring role in her family and the fear that in her isolation a man would show up who would treat her again as a servantInstead she develops a close bond with the few animals that happen to surround her especially the dog Luchs a cat that gives birth to a few Ska young and the cow Bella with her bull calf This book is a wonderful example of a subjectthat has become very fashionably these days within a posthumanist framework The barriers between animals and humans fall very easily she writes That is what makes this 60ear old book so topicalMuch of the text the unnamed protagonist is writing down is dedicated to the precise description of her practical activities mowing the lawn for hay planting a potato field picking berries shooting game sitting in the sun or in the forest for hours The style is sober and above all chronicle like not at all sentimental on the contrary rather sobering which expresses the woman s state of mind very well But that makes the reading sometimes uite tough perhaps also because I read this in the original GermanYet the book continues to captivate The Gods Themselves you Because there are regularly touching passages about the interaction with her animals descriptions of the great mountainous views and occasional reveries about her special situation Her standing out of time the senselessness of embellishingourself now that there are no other people to look at Becoming Project Five Fifteen you and the eternal conversation that every person has with himself are just a few philosophical musings that spice up this story Basically these thoughts are completely irrelevant Things are just happening and I seek like millions of people before me a meaning in them because my vanity will not allow one to admit that the whole meaning of an event lies in itself And then there s the sudden and uite shocking end that really touched me no spoiler here It emphasized the poignant situation of the woman and by extension of mankind in general once again What remains is entering into a dialogue withourself der Selbstsprache in order not to go mad Curiously enough this novel starts with precisely that reasoning when the woman offers the motive for writing down her memories I took on this task because it is supposed to save me from staring into the twilight and being afraid Because I am afraid That fear tickles toward me from all sides and I don t want to wait for it to reach and overwhelm me I will write until it gets dark and this new unfamiliar job is supposed to make my head tired empty and sleepy I m not afraid of THE MORNING ONLY OF THE LONG DIM AFTERNOONS THIS morning only of the long dim afternoons This hit a sensitive chord doesn t it aren t we all afraid of the long dim afternoons This book sometimes is a tough chunk but it is a beautifully written and a succinct very modern storyRating 35 stars I read The Wall because it was assigned to me as part of a German Women Writers in Translation course Wait don t stop reading uite et I had reservations about the novel when I first started it because I thought it would either be dull and boring or it would be too much like science fictionfantasy or a nature novel two genres I don t enjoy most of the time It is neitherThis novel is actually a portrait of courage As others have said the unnamed author finds that she is the last person left after a nuclear holocaust She is protected by an invisible shield and must learn to survive on her own The woman copes by writing a diary of her situation She tell us on the first page I m not writing for the sheer joy of writing so many things have happened to me that I must write if I am not to lose my reason The narrator comes across as very honest and the story is very moving As she writes I can t think who I should lie to today I can allow myself to write the truth all the people for whom I myself to write the truth all the people for whom I lied throughout my life are deadThere are wonderful passages throughout the novel my book is covered in highlighter pen because so many lines stood out The process the author goes through to come to terms with what has happened and survive is realistic and gripping The portrait of nature is uite captivating Overall this novel has an important message about what it means to be human It speaks to the need to work for peace to come together to avoid creating a situation where this novel could actually take place It is an important work that I believe everyone who is concerned for the future of our planet should read You will be moved and ou will be changed by this book Original review Dec 9 2019This is a fantastic novel hard as a diamond and with a premise as unforgettable as Gregor Samsa s transformation into a giant cockroach The anonymous narrator is visiting friends in a remote area A few pages in her hosts leave her alone in their hunting lodge and head into town to get a drink They never come back Next morning she discovers that her part of the mountain is surrounded by an invisible impenetrable wall which separates her from the rest of the world Every human being and animal outside it is dead She adjusts uickly and takes stock Her host was a survivalist who d laid in a fair supply of food and other necessities she s also been lucky enough to inherit his dog and. Volgende ochtend niet blijken te zijn thuisgekomen gaat ze op onderzoek uit Dan blijkt zich iets onverklaarbaars te hebben voorgedaan het dal is door een glazen wand afgescheiden van de rest van de wereldIn gezelschap van een hond een koe en een kat gaat ze hard. A female Robinson Crusoe finds herself as a castaway in a lonely dystopian forest and an invisible wall blocks her from the rest of humanity which has mysteriously turned into stone sculptures an absurd reversed Pygmalion creation act Well that could be a great detective story or an alien monster action thriller But as apocalypses go this one is very uiet and factual and it doesn t offer any explanation for the situation the woman finds herself in Not even a hint What we do get in brilliant prose is a narrative of survival and solitude of strength and weakness of humanity defined by its basic logical and practical skills and by empathy for living things While the woman calculates her needs and reinvents agriculture for herself she also domesticates animals and mourns their loss when they die She struggles and enjoys her life and when danger lurks it is bizarrely from the single other human being that resides inside the invisible wall a symbolical truth of human destruction and construction existing side by sideThe story is elouently and convincingly told recommended to dystopian Robinson fans who don t mind skipping the fast paced action of conventional science fiction I discovered Marlen Haushofer s The Wall through a friend s review of the film version of the book It looked like a dystopian novel and I also suspected that Stephen King s Under the Dome was inspired by Haushofer s book in some ways Something about the book tugged at my heart and I couldn t articulate it then So I went and got the book and started reading it last week I finished reading it Kiffe Kiffe Demain yesterday Here is what I thinkThe story told in The Wall is simple The nameless heroine a forty somethingear old woman goes on a holiday to the forest with her cousin and her cousin s husband They stay in a hunting lodge The plan is to spend a few days there and relax and maybe do some hunting The cousin and her husband leave our heroine during the evening and go to the nearby village They leave their dog Lynx behind It is late evening and the couple still haven t come back Our heroine has dinner feeds the dog and goes to bed When she gets up the next day morning there is still no sign of her cousin and her husband Our heroine and Lynx take a walk and during the course of that she discovers that there is a transparent wall which has suddenly come up and it has shut her off from the village and from the rest of the world I don t know whether it is true or whether it is just me noticing similarities between the two novels in Stephen King s Under the Dome a giant dome suddenly covers a town one day cutting it off from the rest of the world Looks eerily similar to Haushofer s wall It is only her and Lynx and maybe some wild animals in her part of the world She hopes that in the next few days someone will come and rescue her But nothing happens As every day passes the heroine realizes that no one is going to come She also discovers something strange She looks through the wall to the other side and discovers that there is no life on the other side She discovers animals and people who are dead it looked like some people had died while they were in the middle of doing something It looked like some major catastrophe had struck the world and she and Lynx have survived it by luck Then one day a cow walks into her life And later a cat And our heroine decides to take care of them and dedicate her life to everyday activities taking care of her animals getting food managing the place like one does a farm The rest of the story is about what happens in the life of these four characters and which join them later Though the story is uite simple The Wall is much than this simple plot It is about what a human can do when she is the last person on earth It is about the relationship between humans and animals and the environment It is about parents and children and letting go It is about the relationship between women and men It is about freedom and the lack of it It is about love loss and death It is about renewing oneself It is about the small joys of everyday life The cover of the book uotes Doris Lessing on this It is not often that Sanzoku Ou King of Bandits Vol 9 you can say only a woman could have written this book but women in particular will understand the heroine s loving devotion to the details of making and keeping life every day felt as a victory The Wall is also a commentary on the human condition It is a commentary on modern civilization It is all these and I liked very much what the blurb said about the book The Wall is at once a simple and moving chronicle of growing potatoes and beans of hoping for a calf of counting matches of forgetting the taste of sugar and the use of one s name and a disturbing meditation on 20th century historyThe Wall is a haunting study of what a person can love when everything has been taken away I loved Marlen Haushofer s book Loved is an understatement It deeply touched me and pulled all kinds of strings in my heart I read it very slowly to make the reading experience last longer I didn t want it to end and I was sad when I crossed the last page Normally after I finish reading a book I take it to the next room I keep unread books in one room and read books in another and put it on top of the latest read pile I look at that read book pile once in a while and try to remember which books I liked and which were my favourite scenes and passages Sometimes I take out a book and read some of my favourite passages But I rarely re read a book So once a book reaches the next room it almost always stays there But once in a blue moon a book comes along which resists that move I am unable to take that book to the next room My heart refuses to let go of the book I carry the book everywhere and keep it with me and re read my favourite passages many times I keep that book on my study table or on my nightstand and keep looking at it The Wall is that one book which comes once in a blue moon I don t think I will be able to let go of it anytime soon I am not sure I will be able to let go of it ever While reading the book I felt that the Marlen Haushofer had poured her heart and soul into every page of the book and the whole book glows with her inner beauty It made me think of the kind of beautiful person she must have been There is beauty in every page of the book and in every scene When I read the sentence So there I was in a wild and strange meadow in the middle of the forest and suddenly I was the owner of a cow it makes me smile again like it did when I read it the first time When I read this passage The little one s nature was rather different from other house cats peaceful gentle and tender She would often sit for ages on the bench in front of the house watching a butterfly it makes my heart glow with pleasure like it did the first time The author gives the reader an idea of what is going to happen at the end of the book and so I was dreading when I reached the last part of the book My dread increased with every page because joy beauty and happiness continued to flow from the pages of the book and I was hoping against hope that what the author was hinting at was not to be Well the heartbreaking thing did happen at the end But the ending of the story was life affirming too I finished reading the bookesterday but I still can t stop thinking about the heroine Lynx the dog the cat Pearl the kitten Tiger the tomcat Panther his brother Bella the cow Bull her son they haunt me in my dreams in gentle waysI have read some wonderful books this Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Artbook officiel year but I have no hesitation in saying this The Wall is my favourite read of theear I am planning to read some wonderful books in the coming months but I don t think there is any book which is going to nudge it even gently from that position It is also one of my favourite books ever I am planning to read it again later this Becoming Enlightened year Ifou haven t read The Wall Jim Hensons Labyrinth yet I am jealous ofou Because when Basic Training you get to read itou are going to experience the pleasure and delight and joy of reading it for the first time But I hope that Gambling for Dummies you don t keep me jealous for long I hopeou go out and get the book and read it now I hope *To Watch The Film Version Of The *watch the film version of The I can t imagine how a film can be made of this beautiful book but I would like to find out I also discovered that there are two other Marlen Haushofer books available in English translation The Loft and Nowhere Ending Sky I hope to read them sometime I will leave ou with some of my favourite passages in the book It was very hard for me to choose a few passages and leave others out because every passage was beautiful and uotable Lynx the dogLynx was very cheerful in very high spirits but an outsider probably wouldn t have noticed the difference He was after all cheerful almost all the time I never saw him stay sulky for than three minutes He simply couldn t resist the urge to be cheerful And life in the forest was a constant temptation to him Sun snow wind rain everything was a cause for enthusiasm With Lynx nearby I could never stay sad for long It was almost shaming that being with me made him so happy I don t think that grown animals living wild are happy or even content Living with people must have awoken this capacity in the dogSometimes I even imagined there must be something special about me that made Lynx almost keel over with joy at the sight of me Of course there was never anything special about me Lynx was like all dogs simply addicted to peopleThat summer I uite forgot that Lynx was a dog and I was a human being I knew it but it had lost any distinctive meaning Lynx too had changed Since I d been spending so much time with him he had grown calmer and didn t seem constantly afraid that I might vanish into thin air as soon as he went off for five minutes Thinking about it today I believe that was the only big fear in his dog s life being abandoned on his own I too had learned a lot and understood almost all his movements and noises Now at last there was a silent understanding between usThe CatsIf it s raining or if there s a storm the cat tends to become melancholy and I try to cheer s raining or if there s a storm the cat tends to become melancholy and I try to cheer up Sometimes I succeed but generally we both sink into hopeless silence And very rarely the miracle happens the cat stands up presses her forehead against my cheek and props her front paws on my chest Or she takes my knuckles between her teeth and bites at them gently and daintily It doesn t happen terribly often for she s sparing with proofs of her affection Certain songs send her into raptures and she pulls her claws over the rustling paper with delight Her nose gets damp and a gleaming film comes over her eyes All cats tend toward mysterious states then they are far away and entirely impossible to reach Pearl was in love with a tiny red velvet cushion that had belonged to Luise For her it was a magic object She licked it scratched runnels through its soft nap and finally rested on it white breast on red velvet her eyes narrowed to green slits a magnificent fairy tale creatureAll my cats have had a habit of walking around. ‘De herinnering het verdriet en de angst zullen blijven en ook het zware werk zolang ik leef’Een vrouw staat op het punt een weekend door te brengen in de jachthut van haar nicht Luise gelegen in een bergdal Als Luise en haar echtgenoot na een avondje uit de.