Landscape From Heaven

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Was bisher geschah: Sven muß für sein Land sein Land beschreiben, aber Berlin spottet jeder Beschreibung. Wird eine Fahrt nach Hamburg neue Erkenntnisse bringen?

Samstag, 13.56 Uhr, ICE zwischen Berlin und Hamburg

Mit David Young im Zug unterwegs nach Hamburg - die anderen kommen mit dem Auto nach - um bei "Inas Nacht" im "Schellfischposten" in Hamburg-Altona zwei Lieder zu spielen und dazu Bier zu trinken. In der Nähe von Ludwigslust bricht David Young das Schweigen.

David Young: Are you still blogging away, Sven?
Sven: Yes. Like there's no tomorrow.
DY: Stark!
Sven: Yes.

Pause. Dann:

David Young: I'm a foreigner in this country just like the Austrians would be if they ever came.
Sven: Which they don't do.
DY: Bitter. For them. (zeigt aus dem Fenster) This is a beautiful landscape.
Sven: Auf jeden!
DY: The sky is great, too!
Sven: Right-ho!
DY: Bit flat maybe.
Sven: Tiny notch.
DY: But the flatness of the landscape gives the clouds a strong effect.
Sven: Definitely.
DY: It's a landscape that reminds me of a quiet, stunned audience listening to a long, weary sermon held by an alkoholic priest in a little church in Devon.
Sven: I will tell them. They will like that.
DY: Tell them we are sorry for Waterloo.
Sven: But that was not against them, that was against the French.
DY: I know!

Norddeutsche Tiefebene bei Ludwigslust: The flatness of the landscape gives the clouds a strong effect.

(Sven Regener, derStandard.at, 13.09.2009)

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