Yesterday’s post poked at, but did not directly address how the sign for the town tells people so much. The symbol of this village is blue and white. There is a windmill – an old fashioned one, above a squiggly line – which is a river. Underneath there are 2 horses but done stylistically as crossed wooden sticks [cricket bats?] with horse heads at the end.
The first year I lived here I knew it, but it did not seem very ‘deep’. Now, this Summer I have been to the river, made a little game of counting the local horses and have seen windmills from the riverbank – there is also an old fashioned wind mill closer to the center of town.
Really, that is only a few repetitions but there they are once again: windmill, river, horses. Once again, this is what I was getting at yesterday with the comments about the Germans being direct even though the language barrier makes it confusing.