Thursday, September 9, 2010

Nimm dir Zeit (Take the time...) - some wisdom from the mountains

This past weekend my girlfriend and I explored the beautiful nature of the Austrian Alps, specifically the lovely town of Wagrain. One of the days we stopped for lunch at a mountain top restaurant, and on the cover of this restaurant's menu was a lovely poem called Nimm dir Zeit (Take the time), which I want to share here in my rudimentary German to English translation. I hope you like it as much as we did (and if anyone knows the author, please let me know!!):

     Take the time

     Take the time to work, it is the price of success.
     Take the time to think, it is the source of strength.
     Take the time to play, it is the secret of youth.
     Take the time to read, it is the foundation of wisdom.
     Take the time to be friendly, it is the door to happiness.
     Take the time to dream, it is the way to the stars.

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