WordPress’es own DailyPost blog challenges bloggers to write a #postaday. This time, the theme of the photo challenge (“Fleeting”) happens to match my Fantasy Friday theme: Vergänglichkeit.
I sing with impertinence, shading impermanent chords with my words
David Bowie “After All”
(Or maybe listen to The Windmills Of Your Mind instead while reading this. You’re welcome.)
Fleeting. This theme instantly triggered a familiar thought… One of my favourite words (I do have favourite words) is this beautiful German word – Vergänglichkeit; a surprise box stuffed with all of these: evanescence, impermanence, mortality, transiency, ephemerality. It’s a beautiful, elegantly clocked and pronounced, bittersweet word.
It’s what fuels my imagination the most. Probably this is the core of all art – the wish to trick the devil, to outsmart death, to create something more important than yourself.
I’ve put together a few pictures that capture the essence of my personal icons of Vergänglichkeit (and not just linked, I’ve also liked the DailyPost challenge for your convenience, so that you can join the game, too).
Good night, Adventurers.