In the flat country is always wind

by Volker H. Seibert

Or: What else our authors do ...

That was, that is and will remain so. Good for the windmillers! It is also good to sometimes look back, even when it reveals unpleasant discoveries in the present and then leads to rallies and demonstrations. Any form of energy production was, is and will obviously be problematic. But it is without alternative if we do not want to freeze.

In the flat country and at the North and Baltic Sea formerly only flat German was spoken. Great writers have used this language and in this area he is mostly entertaining, the look into the past. Unfortunately, it has become rare, this language of creative / active people in the country - such reminding is mostly possible only in the translation. I once tried, but how funny would be at least a break entertainment on Platt in wind power training or at the wind turbine (WEA). At the University of Rostock almost everything was spoken and taught in the twentieth century.

Felix Stillfried (born September 26, 1851 in Fahrbinde, + Jun 5, 1910 in Rostock) - that was his stage name - wrote only in Low German. But what he faked, he did so well that he was wrongly forgotten something. A street with his name still exists in Rostock. A true Low German "Romeo and Juliet story" is "De Hex 'by Moitin". In the original text it sounds much better, but what's the use? My translation close to the original maybe does it too? She is doing just fine!

The plot undoubtedly plays in Kessin near Rostock. This hamlet, with the usual center, the pitcher (the inn - Krüger one said to the innkeeper), was a popular excursion for the Rostocker. Especially with the rowboat Mühlendamm, because the Rostocker were and are a seafaring people. Unfortunately, the jetty, the pitcher and the coffee garden are gone, but the types laughed at by Stillfried and his readers are surprisingly still here today. The church stayed in the village!

Interested people will find the work on Amazon as an e-book and as a print edition.

Heinrich Seibert

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