The Underneath

The Underneath is the title of a book by Kathi Appelt that I and my daughter really enjoyed reading. It has, however, nothing to do with this post but its compelling title.

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What would the world look like if we were as little as we righteously should be: Suppose we were bug-sized, waiting for food or to be eaten in a forest of may apples. What would we know of the larger world?

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Above us the strange smelling flowers, and below the decaying leaves from last fall? Tough choice.

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Or, imposing and obviously hungry giants. Would they eat us, too?

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Maybe there is a protective cave behind that tall waterfall?

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One of the good things of being little is that even small rocks like these become impossible to lift.


Welchen der Steine du hebst …

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