Thursday, November 11, 2010

Rain, rain, rain

Emma Lucy, along with other students from her high school, volunteers by spending time with a 9 year old autistic girl. The little girl has a favorite nursery rhyme about talking to an umbrella vendor. She repeats the rhyme over and over, so Emma Lucy learned it and taught it to us. It's perfect for the weather we've been having:

Dobar dan. Dobar dan.(Good day. Good day.)
Imateli kišobran? (Do you have umbrellas?)
Nemamo. Kišobran je rasprodan. (We don't. Umbrellas are sold out.)
Dođite vam drugi dan. (Come another day.)

(David points out that it shares its final line with the English nursery rhyme about rain--Rain, rain go away. Come again another day.)

Given the sidewalk vendors that emerge like mushrooms on rainy days, it doesn't look like the kišobran in Sarajevo are in any danger of being rasprodan.

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