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

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

    2. 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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