Friday, August 20, 2010


which is swedish for 'thank you'. it's also the same in norwegian, danish and icelandic, with variations on the spelling. 'thank you' in finnish is something completely different. the finnish language comes from a totally different language family. i love the way finnish looks on the page and the pixels, and finnish names are damn cool too. but it ain't a language i could know, even slightly. i think. old brain, i guess. mushy brain certainly.

reading thru my favorite blogs i hadn't realized that by not announcing that i'd be on holiday i'd be the cause of worry. as such i want to publicly thank everyone who expressed concern for my sudden absence on this here blog. anna and i thought it might be prudent to not announce to the world that we'd be gone for a couple of weeks and leave our house unguarded.

thank you, all of you, and you know who you are.

i didn't know blogs are dead. as the band the who once roared, 'blogs are dead, blogs are dead, long live blogs'.

i remember back in the '90s there was an article titled 'the death of poetry'. donald hall responded with an essay 'death to the death of poetry'. every now and again someone announces the death of something. the only time something dies is when there is no one to remember it.

death to us all. long live, well, us.


At 7:12 AM, Blogger Geof Huth said...

Kiitos is thank you in Finnish. The double i tells you to extend that vowel in time.


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