~ Schädlich ist die Trockenheit ~
This Jugendstil (youth style = modern art) stein (ca. early 1900's) has a verse that seems to indicate that dryness is not good for the body and the mind, but is useful when the throat is dry as an excuse to moisten it with a beer.
Schädlich ist die Trockenheit
für den Körper und die Seele,
doch am schlimmsten jederzeit,
ist die Trockenheit der Kehle.
Detrimental is the dryness
for the body and the mind,
yet it is always serious,
when there is dryness of the throat.
Translation: Roy De Selms / George & Gabi Schamberger
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