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photoblog image "God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them."

"God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them."

 

(Goethe) - Oh, if it were so easy to crack all our political nuts we now have by a big nutcracker like this one!

 

Here we are in the exhibition workshop in the village Seiffen/Erzgebirge, well- known for its handcrafts (nutcracker, smoker, pyramids ...).

"God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them."

 

(Goethe) - Oh, if it were so easy to crack all our political nuts we now have by a big nutcracker like this one!

 

Here we are in the exhibition workshop in the village Seiffen/Erzgebirge, well- known for its handcrafts (nutcracker, smoker, pyramids ...).

comments (13)

A good thought Philine...
Philine: Many thanks, Frank!
We need a much larger nutcracker, I think... smile
This is a great photo!
Philine: You are right, Elizabeth!
Joli, j'aime le grand soldat.
Philine: pas de soldat, mais un mineur dans le Erzgebirge. Merci bien, Martine!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Dec 2018, 08:34
Our politicians need their heads knocking together.
Philine: I think we saw too much "heads knocking together". What will be happening further?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Dec 2018, 09:02
All our UK political nuts are cracked Philine, it is an ongoing farce..
Philine: rather a tragedy, in any case a drama- how will it end?
I love the nuts quote. Very appropriate ant the moment
Philine: Poor GB - the next act? (So the title on the first page of our quality paper FAZ)? How will the drama end?
  • Salima I.E.M. Senders
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Dec 2018, 11:56
I like the phrase above!
Even in the times of Goethe, the politicians seems to be a special kind of people (very hardheaded!)
Philine: You might be right, there might have been only a few rulers who behaved in an exemplary manner, for example Herzog August, Anna Amalia ... Many thanks, Salima!
So many people collect these seasonal decorations. I feel so bad for Ms. May. She deserves a medal for being as civil as she is.
Philine: I, too, feel bad for ms. May, it is unbelievable how she has been treated by some Members of Parliament. Many thanks, Mary!
Very wise commentary, Philine. I have one nutcracker like this but not as large.
Philine: Thank you kindly, Beverly!
i love this shot of the colourful figure with the human element behind, Philine.
Philine: Thank you very much, Ayush!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Dec 2018, 16:33
You are thinking if us today, Philine
Philine: Yes, I am suffering with you - what a chaos and also some disappointment about the behaviour of some MPs. The EU wants to help Ms. May to come through with this 'deal'.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Dec 2018, 16:44
"The Nutcracker" is a big seasonal draw for all; some ballet companies get more income from this ballet than all the others they do during the year (my favourite is "Giselle"). Christmas was the one time in the year when we had nuts to enjoy when Iw as a child.
Philine: On 23th of december I'll watch the ballet "The Nutcracker" with the music by Tschaikowsky in Essen. I never saw "Giselle". I am sure you enjoyed Händel's "Messiah" very much. On 26th of december we'll see and listen to Händel's opera "Saul", a Christmas present for my bro. Many thanks, Alan!
There's some nice little characters dotted arounf the room.
Philine: I should have shown them more clearly. (I wonder that there are so many views on my blog for some days, how is this possible, I am neither on FB or on anoter social medium?)

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