Since for quite some time,
I neither send mails nor
messages when I feel fine.
We are not happy with that.
My friends answer when you
lie in the sun or swim in the pool
while we freeze and drown in the rain.
When you are miserable on the road,
at least we have the chance
to feel sorry for you, and with one stroke,
we immediately feel much better.
Manfred Chobot, Austria
Translation Germain Droogenbroodt – Stanley Barkan
from “Gefallen gefällt”, Edition Art Science, Vienna, 2012