Monday, October 06, 2008

Toast

To my fabulously clean ancestors. Skål

From Reginsmál (25):
Kembðr ok þveginn skal kœnna hverr|
Combed and washed every thoughtful man should be
ok at morni mettr; |
and fed in the morning;
þvíat ósýnt er,hvarat aptni kømr;|
for one cannot foresee where one will be by evening;
illt er fyr heill at hrapa. |
it is bad to rush headlong before one's fate.

23 comments:

Aaoiue said...

It was a merit to be clean in Middle Age in Iceland, because it is very cold. In Europe we think that Scandinavian people is very profound. It takes me one day or more to comprehend a Finland joke, seriously. North people is deep.

Carla said...

Aaoiue, I'll give you that our sense of humour is different. It's not something that everyone appreciates or gets, but I wouldn't trade it in for the world. It's what keeps us sane in a harsh climate. As for being deep, that comes from too much brooding in the dark.

The Fool said...

Hi Nomad. No sense in getting the dash on fate. No ma'am. What I absolutely (double underline), adore though is that bit of architecture in the photo - - that roof! I want one on a log cabin! I've always wanted a Japanese temple roof over my house...but I think this is a roof to compete.

Carla said...

Fool, It has always been my dream to have a house in this style in the middle of a field covered with wild flowers. Ah, to dream. And yes, fate will come when its time is nigh.

Aaoiue said...

I appreciate Scandinavian humour very much, take it for granted.

Carla said...

Aaoiue, That's nice to hear. I am sure that we could have a good time joking together.

Isle Dance said...

Neato!

Fuser said...

Nice verses Carla, especially for me...most of the time rushing along...just like now.
Good night and good luck.

Steffi said...

Nice skandinavian humor.You are now there on a travel,Carla ???

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Mark said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmm!

Carla said...

Ilse Dance, Kinda cool, isn't it?

Fuser, well quit that rushing. It doesn't do anyone any good.

Carla said...

Steffi, I wish. I would so like to visit my relatives there, but I'm thinking perhaps next summer. Maybe I can visit you then too and we can have our coffee together.

Jemina, Thanks for stopping by and for the tip. I'll check it out.

Shamelle said...

I came across your blog for the first time. I must say that ... its very entertaining... Added to my rss.

TheEnhanceLife

NYD said...

That is just amazing!
would love to see that with my own eyes. (The highest compliment I can think of at the moment.)

I didn't get the joke, though...

Carla said...

Shamelle, Thanks and welcome.

NYD, Actually...at this point and time, there is no joke. Perhaps that's the joke. Very subtle, eh?

dawn said...

This reminds me of what Z said a couple of years ago when she was 9, "Always turn with a smile because you don't know when someone has a camera". It is true about being ready for the day. I try to get washed up and put on makeup in case someone stops by or I have to run to the store for something.

Annie Wicking said...

How wonderful, Carla

I learn so many wonderful things coming here.

Best wishes my dear friend

Annie

Maggie said...

my mom had a saying like that but it went, "always wear clean underware cause you never know when you will be in a car crash.", ok not as poetic but a sage is a sage.

VE said...

As long as I don't have to redo the roof....

Carla said...

Dawn, I love "Z" saying. That's great and so very true. I guess it's good to always anticipate a little.

Annie, You are so sweet. I always enjoy your fabulous photos.

Carla said...

VE, Those roofs were made to last...at least a few centuries. Obviously they were thinking the same thing. ;-)

Carla said...

Maggie, I've heard that saying myself and it certainly is something to consider. Like you said...sage is sage.