Black Sheep and A Walk With Dad

October 22, 2011

Guten Tag!

Reporting from Miesbach, Germany, home of the real Bavaria!  My adventures continue to lead me towards great experiences, wonderful people, and memories for a lifetime….maybe longer.  Just wanted to share a couple of experiences I had yesterday.

I have always loved the reference “Black Sheep,” in the crowd.  I loved it so much that I even wore a red tie speckled with cartoon sheep, with one black one dead in the center for my high school graduation picture!  Ha.

According to Wikipedia: black sheep is an idiom used to describe an odd or disreputable member of a group, especially within a family……

If you have met my family, in particular my Dad, this definition applies to every one of us I think.  I personally enjoy being a bit of an odd ball or “positively crazy,” as some have said, which is why I thoroughly enjoyed an encounter I had on my morning walk.

Until yesterday, I had never before been in the presence of an actual black sheep.  If I may draw your attention to the right…..Notice a whole pen of black sheep! Apparently they have been hiding out in the beautiful farm land of south Germany!

I couldn’t help feeling a sense of community among them.  It is my belief that this is the only photo evidence of a black sheep meeting in this quantity, and further conclude that this was an AGM for the League of Extraordinary Sheep.   They invited me in, listened to my thoughts for the year, and happily nodded goodbye as I carried on.  Leaders of the world they are!

Anyway, I was listening to my father’s old recordings of his original material while walking through the countryside, and it was such a great experience.  He was a prairie/farm boy at heart, and it felt like he was there.  Since blogs are always about sharing experiences, I thought I would capture my experience the best I could through I phone camera.  Enjoy!

Mr. Bard



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