Struggling to write a letter in German this weekend made me think of Joseph Conrad. The Polish author wrote masterpeices such as Heart of Darkness in English. How wonderful to be able to write so stylishly in a language other than your native one. He is not the only author with extraordinary linguistic ability. Samuel Beckett originally wrote many of his works in French, including the incredible short story, 'Ping'. Viggo Mortensen, probably best known as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings, is an acclaimed poet in Spanish and Danish as well as English. Would that I could write in my first language as well as they do in their second.
    Ah well, I'll just have to keep trying. Auf wiedersehen bis nächste mal.