In Over Their Heads


To be in over one’s head, lit. bis über den Kopf drinstecken, equiv. etwas wächst jemandem über den Kopf, fig. (English phrase) to be involved in a difficult situation that you cannot get out of

…and while I look at this picture, a German classic comes to mind: Der Zauberlehrling (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) by Johann Wolfgang Goethe. It is about this magical broom not quite obeying the apprentice… Follow this link for this poem and its English translation.

9 thoughts on “In Over Their Heads

  1. restlessjo

    Brilliant! 🙂 🙂 You are so imaginative with your photography, Tobias! This made me smile and astonished me at the same time.

    1. tms Post author

      Thank you Jo! And please forgive my answering so late; I have been very busy with tomorrow’s post…

    2. restlessjo

      It’s never a problem, Tobias. I do appreciate that people have a life outside the blog too. I’ve just arrived in the Algarve to violent thunderstorms 🙂 🙂

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