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When the child was a child

’Der Himmel über Berlin’, ’Wings of Desire’ was one of my most favorite films. Peter Folk - best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo, who was starring the film sadly died this year. Let me write the 1st half of the poem of 'Song of childhood' by Peter Handke (original was written in Germany).

Song of Childhood

When the child was a child
It walked with its arms swinging,
wanted the brook to be a river,
the river to be a torrent,
and this puddle to be the sea.

When the child was a child,
it didn’t know that it was a child,
everything was soulful,
and all souls were one.

When the child was a child,
it had no opinion about anything,
had no habits,
it often sat cross-legged,
took off running,
had a cowlick in its hair,
and made no faces when photographed.

When the child was a child,
It was the time for these questions:
Why am I me, and why not you?
Why am I here, and why not there?
When did time begin, and where does space end?
Is life under the sun not just a dream?
Is what I see and hear and smell
not just an illusion of a world before the world?
Given the facts of evil and people.
does evil really exist?
How can it be that I, who I am,
didn’t exist before I came to be,
and that, someday, I, who I am,
will no longer be who I am?

I liked this phrase; when the child was a child.
Why am I me? and why not you?; this question often occured when I was a child. Have you asked yourself the same way when you were a child?
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