As you make your bed

I like this post very much and want to reblog it!

The World according to Dina

On Poor BB’s View

Bert Brechts Blick


Our beloved Brecht’s list of pleasures looks very similar to our own – but, oh dear, no! We are no copy cats (as Brecht was, but that’s another story). At heart it shares our echo of slowing down, our plea for an idle life, don’t you think? The four of us find in Brecht’s poem from 1954 exactly the things we should be doing to take life more slowly and paradoxically become more alive and aware. We especially like Brecht’s praise of friendliness 🙂 🙂
We wonder what you would list. Will you tell us?

Unsere Fab-Four-Vergnügungsliste würde nicht viel anders aussehen. Und eure?
Nee, wir haben nicht abgeschrieben – wie Brecht es bisweilen tat, aber das ist eine andere Geschichte. Die Brechtsche Liste von 1954  unterstützt bestens, was wir bereits in unseren letzten Blogs propagierten, nämlich die Wichtigkeit des Innehaltens und der…

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12 thoughts on “As you make your bed

  1. What do you like about Brecht’s poem from 1954?
    I, too, think that his praise of friendliness stands out. 🙂
    But I also think for a lot of us a bit of slowing down might be good.

    1. Thank you so much for reblogging our work on Bertolt Brecht and his “Pleasures”, it’s highly appreciated.
      Have a wonderful day,
      The Fab Four of Cley,
      Dina x

  2. The World according to Dina say:

    “Our bed-picture (sorry, our bed doesn’t always look like this) reminds us on another Brecht quote. It’s from the satirical opera “Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny” (music by Kurt Weill, premiere 1930) “as you make your bed so you must lie on it“. Here the famous recording with Lotte Lenya from 1930.”

    I just listened to this song from 1930 and would like to share it!

      1. Thank you, Dina! I very much loved your post and the Curt Weil recording. This post of yours really lifted my spirits. It is good to find something so enjoyable. Thank you, thank you very much! 🙂
        Sincerely, Uta

      2. What a lovely comment, Uta! We’re so happy to be connected with you. 🙂
        Big hug from the Rhine Valley ❤ and Cley from the Four of us

    1. Dear Aunty Uta
      We try to persuade our dear Master to write something more about Bertolt Brecht. He knows so much about him because he wrote his thesis about the late Brecht. And he even might bring some more Brecht-Weill songs. Do you know what Brecht called this music? He called it “misuc’ – great, isn’t it.
      Thanks and enjoy the Easter Holidays, unfortunately it is raining here, but good for the garden
      The Fab Four of Cley

      1. Dear Klaus, thank you for taking the time and letting me know that there may be a chance to get to know more about Brecht and the Weil songs. Wishing all FAB Four of you a lovely Easter! 🙂
        Greetings from Australia!
        With Love from me, Uta
        and Peter, my husband,
        who is a Brecht-Weil fan. 🙂

      2. Thanks for visiting some of my pages, dear Klaus. Here in Australia we are still on daylight saving time for another week, meaning it’s bed time now. 🙂
        So long, Uta

  3. Danke liebe Ute für deinen Besuch leider kann ich das Gedicht nicht so lesen.Ich wünsche dir auch eine gute Osterwoche mit vielen Grüßen bleib Gesund eine große Umarmung Gislinde

  4. Brecht was the counterpoint to realism in the theater. He wanted the audience to know that a play was just that, and he used theater as a means to convey his political ideas.

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