I take off everything - it is too sultry, - I observe the weather dutifully, - But everything off - itís not done! That means the weather cannot be driven away: Further putting off oneís clothes is not permitted, - Yes, thatís no beach-resort! Whatever happens nowadays with our fashion "Maxi" has again displaced the "Mini" - Again, again a revolution! Indeed I cannot catch up with the fashion - Further it is not permitted (to dress tastefully) But - the contrary too. Itís dull to listen every evening to speeches: I have about two dates in the evening - Those and others, are not so simple. Itís difficult changing dresses often - That means Iím going to endevour - That is, thatís however the question.
© Elisabeth Jelinek. Translation, 2018