Montag, 19. Juli 2010

The markings of a man

On a recent trip to Sicily I have noted some features on many of those tough, bucolic but honourable people that spoke of the hardships and experiences of their adventuresome lives. They were: tattoos, scars, missing limbs and physical deformities like bent noses or lop-sided mouths that gave their expressions more impact. To those I would add prominent beards that are not typical on that particular island but elsewhere they could also mark the man of experience hardened in various battles and struggles against the forces of nature.
Two of those I happen to have myself already, but the older one gets, the more likely one is to accumulate others in the course of ones journey.

Kommentare:

Laguna Beach Trad hat gesagt…

Haben Sie Fotos? Ich habe eine gebogene Nase und Narben, und ich plane, ein Wikinger Bart zu pflegen.

Lisa hat gesagt…

Sicilians are a tough crowd indeed. My grandmother (stepdad's mom) was full blooded Sicilian and man, you did not want to get on her bad side.

v. Braun. hat gesagt…

LBT: I have a scar on my forehead and a tattoo on my shoulder (its a geometrical design and somewhat personal so excuse my not posting any pics. Ihr Deutsch ist übrigens sehr gut, mein Freund, die Idee mit dem Wikingerbart finde ich 'spitze'!

Lisa: I like the Sicilians, they are somehow very archaic, very unlike the other Italians; they are very polite and forthcoming, very careful not to hurt ones feelings (of course there is also the reverse side).

v. Braun. hat gesagt…

Here is a live-pic of an old scar (took it right now!):p

XXX

Lisa hat gesagt…

That's a bad ass scar! ;-)

v. Braun. hat gesagt…

haha- its quite prominent!