off topic: Home, Cafe Luz
What would Henry post? 400 years ago today, he was here…on the way to where I call home, and to where I shall return tomorrow, sunday!
Home! but, where is home?
Take a look at our HOME, as seen by the french photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand:
¡ah! some countries cannot view this. The aerial photography is stunning. (Oh well, the tanker looks GOOD.) Try this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU
The film in its entirety is viewable in Europe on Youtube and is much discussed. Hope you can see it; it is 1hr 33mins long.
Quite a shock to see in this film the bare black mountaintops of what was once white. From where I am, I can see the glacier of Bondasca, happily replenished with a light dusting of snow so the village fountains may continue to flow with water for a bit longer. However, the neighboring glacier of the Cengalo is gone (a map from 1936 shows it was still there then).
In the meantime, as a souvenir from the alpine region, here is my favorite recipe for Cafe Luz, or Cafe Fertig. I got this from my friend and studiomate, Poul–a Dane–so, coffee with schnapps must be a Continental thing:
1. Put a coin on the bottom of a cup.
2. Cover the coin with HOT coffee until you cannot see the coin anymore.
3. Add schnapps until you can see the coin again. Or until you will overflow the cup. Add whipped cream on top.
Barbara: “If you use Turkish coffee, you might need a great deal of schnapps.”
…perhaps to no avail, for the coin will have disintegrated! Thank you, Barbara (environmentalist, activist, lawyer from Geneva), for telling me about “HOME”.