I am spending a few months in Ammerthal, the Bavarian village where I grew up.
“But there is no theater, no cinema, no Academy of Sciences?” my friends from New York, Paris and Moscow are asking, worried and pitiful at the same time.
That’s true. And that’s why for entertainment, we go out into the fields and stare into the sky. Yesterday, they had a great show. For at least twenty minutes, the sky was lit and flashing, but without any rain and with almost no thunder. Like a thunderstorm where someone had played with the controls, dimming sound and precipitation but overmodulating light effects.
The photos were taken by my father. We stayed until someone added a hailstorm, which made us run back home.