Sunday: Hili dialogue

by Grania

Good morning!

I’m filling in for Jerry this morning, he’ll be in later on.

In 1492 Spain gave Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.

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In 1598 Henry IV of France issued the Edict of Nantes, allowing freedom of religion to the Huguenots. In 1927 actors Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. In 1945 Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide after being married for just more than a day.

Don’t they look uncomfortable?

Finally, here’s a song that sounds like it is 50 years out of time, but it was only released yesterday. It’s a perfect for relaxing to while sipping your morning coffee or tea.

Over in Poland Madame Hili is having a relaxing Sunday herself.
Hili: I probably nodded off over this book.
A: This happens only to those who still like books.
In Polish:
Hili: Chyba przysnęłam nad tą książką.
Ja: To się zdarza tylko tym, którzy jeszcze lubią książki.
Meanwhile, Leon is up to similarly important things.
Leon: I consider this an opening of our picnic.

And finally, reader Stephanie sent this gorgeous photo of a lynx to Jerry, taken by Arielle DeMerchant near Scotch Lake in eastern Canada. There’s a story here about how she set about capturing this shot.



  1. nicky
    Posted April 30, 2017 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    The edict of Nantes was revoked about 80 years later by Louis XIV. All this religious strife must have been instrumental in forming the Enlightenment ‘movement’.

  2. Posted April 30, 2017 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    My cats had a relaxing night. At about 3am (edt)Willow had a disagreement with a hairball which she, thankfully, managed not to disgorge onto my bed. Thus a minor tragedy was averted and we all slept happily ever ’til morning!

  3. Peter
    Posted April 30, 2017 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    The book seems to be about the history of Dobrzyn and regio.

    • Malgorzata
      Posted April 30, 2017 at 10:54 am | Permalink

      The book is not about the history of this region but about nature here: flora and fauna etc. Many nice pictures of lakes, forests, animals and plants.

  4. Kevin
    Posted April 30, 2017 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    The Avi Kaplan song is fantastic. Great way to start the day.

  5. Posted April 30, 2017 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    Stephanie, that picture is worthy of publication! Very well done.

  6. Mobius
    Posted April 30, 2017 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    The Avriel song reminds me a lot of Simon and Garfunkel, particularly the parts that are just vocal and guitar. Yes, quite good.

  7. Posted April 30, 2017 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    The lynx looked quite surprised when the camouflaged camera flashed. So would I.

  8. Randy schenck
    Posted April 30, 2017 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    Not known to all maybe, Columbus made 4 trips attempting to find the far east and even returned on one of the voyages as a prisoner in chains. He never found the gold he wasted so much time looking for and he never touched ground in any of the United States.

  9. Roger
    Posted April 30, 2017 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    That’s Sid Grauman there with Douglas and Mary by the way.

  10. Glenda
    Posted April 30, 2017 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Regarding the lynx photo – what a pleasure for the rest of us that Stephanie’s dedication and planning payed dividends for the rest of us to share. Great photos of the lynx.

    Last night my two cats Kofi and Minky became very interested in a TV program, NOVA I think, about lynx being reintroduced to European forests. As well as the elusive lynx there were mice and birds – with all the appropriate sounds. These two are very discriminating and will only be interested if the animal sounds are real – no dumb human music accompaniment for them.

  11. grasshopper
    Posted April 30, 2017 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Hitler withstood the vicissitudes of being an unpopular world leader, and the rigours and travails of World War Two for fifteen years, but after being married for just one day he shot himself. He sounds almost human.
    As J.R.R. Tolkein observed –

    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
    One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them,
    In the Land of Matrimony where the Shadows lie.

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