Thomas Köner: Can You Beat Out the Sky, Hard as a Metal Mirror?

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    Can You Beat Out the Sky, Hard as a Metal Mirror?

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    Conversation between unknown people:
    “Can you beat out the sky, hard as a metal mirror?”
    “That’s a really old question. It was already asked a few thousand years ago…1)

    Now, you’ve lived in Dortmund and the Ruhrgebiet for 40 years – what is it with the sky, what is it supposed to mean anyway, hard? mirror-hard? And what is being mirrored?”
    “The sky over Dortmund is dull and lacklustre.”
    “Then let’s not talk about the sky, but instead about mirrors!”

    1. “Can you beat out the vault of the skies as he does, hard as a mirror of cast metal?”,  -Book of Job 37.18

    Full Text with images (PDF) p. 72-75


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