Monday, January 08, 2007

Another First Day



I can't say it any better than this :

Things I wish you :

Most of all I wish you health
and that you will love many people
and that there are many,
who love you in return.

I wish you a country,
where you can live in peace
and a work you love.
Where you can savely cross the street,
where at night the cities
belong to the night
and the sky is not illuminated electrically until morning.

I wish you a house
in which you may sit at the table
with the ones you love
and windows
with a view to a horizon.

I wish you wisdom and content
when looking at a child's drawing
or a real painting
when listening to music
or when reading a book.

I wish you rustling trees,
flowers in bloom,
an acceptable amount of mosquitos,
clear, fresh water,
a dog waving it's tail,
when you come home.

I wish you,
that you may be of importance
to someone in need
that you will witness
an unexplainable enchantment.

I wish you a church,
with or without a cross,
where you may believe god.

Finally I wish you
that you will read this
and most of all,
that you will not be disappointed
by the future
already today.

Herman van Veen, Jan 2007

2 comments:

Boris Hiestand said...

ah Harald, you make me weep- I had all these things when I lived in Muenchen...

Now I'm in f*kin london!!!

Werbunghaufenweise said...

I had these things when I lived in London and now .......