Friday, February 24, 2012

Metaphorical city

"Rome is burning..." How awesome would it be to be able to open up your blog entry with something like that? Of course, given the literary abilities of Yours Truly, the more appropriate opening line for me would probably be "It was a dark and stormy night...", which actually inspired a literary award for the worst opening line (the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest), along with being the opening line of every story Snoopy ever wrote. Am I truly comparing my writing abilities to those of a fictional beagle?

And to be quite honest, my Rome ain't burning. It lies in ruins already, but the rebuilding has begun. Nazis burned down Rovaniemi with scorched earth tactics while retreating in 1944, but the town was rebuild and stands proud on the arctic circle (Fun fact: I was actually born in Rovaniemi, but haven't lived there for a day). SYMBOLISM!!!!!

Rovaniemi in ruins

1 comment:

  1. What Snoopy writes, only Charlie Brown´s teacher can read.