sitting on a goose


13 November 2008, Germany
Nils Hogersson on Goose
150th birthday of Selma Lagerlöf
illustration: Wilhelm Schulz

Another stamp to feature a scene from “The Wonderful Adventures of Nils”, and this is celebrating the 150th birthday of Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf.  This popular story for children was published in 1906.

I saw a group of birds in a V-shape, traveling towards the South of Tokyo, beside the Tama River.  I imagined sitting on one of them again, thinking that mountains, coastlines and rivers must be the guides for their long journey – but how do they remember all of those?



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