Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Postcrossing: Germany


My first Postcrossing card in nearly a year!  I took a break but I've been getting back into it with a vengeance.  I like the cute picture and the quote - more on that quote in a minute.

On the back:

Hey Jennifer,
Today you are getting a card from Germany!  I  am living close to Jena, where I am working as a lab assistant!  Besides this I am a mom and love spending time with my son!  He loves playing cards or draw pics.  I rather enjoy taking pics.  Mostly of friends.  Besides this I love to go dancing and listen to German music.  Do you know the band Blumentopf?  They are my fav's atm.
Take care
Maika 
The stamp is a pretty purple flower, like a crocus perhaps.  I hadn't heard of the band she mentions but they sound interesting.  Perhaps a German reader can comment :)

The quote on the front of the card is interesting.  I believe it translates roughly as "Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it! Boldness has genius, magic and power in it."  It's attributed to Goethe, but after some digging it appears that it's wrongly attributed, or a re-translation back to German of a very loose translation into English from the original lines in Faust.  This link has more information about the history of the quote.