“Du lebst noch!”

“You are still alive!”  There is humour at our mortality when older residents of  Wunstorf in Lower Saxony greet each other with these words. The words conjur up my German family mixed with memories of scattered friends – especially those with whom I have little  contact. They  all mingle with the ghosts in the Donegal garden, where I contemplate the meaning of  Heimat.

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