Monday, May 23, 2011

A German Newspaper

The Geek brought me a German newspaper today - one of his colleagues had been in Germany and since he knows that I love to read this paper he bought one for me.

Actually, it's not just a German newspaper - it's my FAVORITE German newspaper. It's a weekly with excellent articles. One of the founding editors of the paper was former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt, a social democrat; another one was Marion Gräfin Dönhoff, one of the most important publicists in West Germany after the war whom I was lucky enough to meet personally in 1980. She was one of the "great women" with a beautiful attitude and standing.

Although the paper is from May 5th, I will enjoy reading it. The articles are always interesting and clever and, very important, so very well written. I usually go online to read this paper, but nothing beats to have the actual paper in my hand, to hear the soft rustling and to smell this typical newspaper scent.

Am I old fashioned or what? I guess I am.

Simple pleasures.



Maria Ontiveros said...

Funny. I feel the same way when I go to Los Angeles and sit and read the L.A. Times. What a great newspaper!

Kay L. Davies said...

There's nothing like the smell of paper and ink. I spent my working life in the newspaper and printing industries. It is in my blood and in my heart.
You are not the only old-fashioned one at all!
How nice of your husband's friend to bring you a copy of your favorite newspaper! I'm happy for you.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Darla said...

For me, online reading is just not the same as having paper in hand be it a newspaper or a book. What a treat your friend brought you.


Christine E-E said...

newsprint fingers! does the ink from German newspapers rub off on your fingers like newspapers in California? what is your favorite section of the newspaper?

Ginnie said...

Old-fashioned and crazy in love with what rocks your boat. I love it for you, Carola. :)