My mansion is the outdoors. What could be more beautiful than the sky and the sea and the outdoors? Not only does my mansion have more rooms than I can ever explore, all over the world, but it has every mood imaginable too.
Refugees welcome - Flüchtlinge willkommen I am teaching German to refugees. Ich unterrichte geflüchtete Menschen in der deutschen Sprache. I am writing this blog in English and German because my friends speak English and German. Ich schreibe auf Deutsch und Englisch, weil meine Freunde Deutsch und Englisch sprechen.
This brought to mind the song Delta Dawn recorded by Helen Reddy and Tanya Tucker. “And did I hear you say he was meeting you here today to take you to his mansion in the sky?”
I didn’t think of that song, but yes, I was thinking about the mansion in the sky/of the sky but here on earth too. And, dang, hope I don’t go today!
I was 13 when I first heard that song and a “man of low degree” and “mansion in the sky” had very different meanings then for me. I was very earthbound then. Just sounded like another jilted lover lament about empty promises.
double and triple meanings, yes
The beauty of poetry!