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Freude ohne Schaden

Posted by Dirck on 27 March, 2020

Schadenfreude, shameful or spiteful joy, has become a fairly popular concept in the English speaking world, because it is a very useful description of a sensation, like the one felt upon hearing Rand Paul tested positive for COVID-19.

For today’s film, prompted by the current plague and a means of dealing with it, trims away the Schaden– in many versions you will hear a jolly sounding operatic fellow bellow out “FREUDE!” at one point in the final movement.

Given the source, I probably should have put “Vreugde zonder Schaamte” as the title, but then I wouldn’t have been able to make all that prologue waffle.

Today’s pen: Sheaffer Targa
Today’s ink: Edelstein Topaz

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