Last week I heard a song of a Dutch band that made me
think of some tennis players : Navratilova, Lendl, Mc Enroe, Connors,
Wilander because it 's about an artist who is wondering whether
he should retire or not.
Here is the original in Esperanto text followed by the translation
into English :
Sur vesthokaro pendas nun senviva pup'
Fikse rigardate de la gvidanto de la trup'
La majstro hezitas : "C^u mi restu post kulis'
Au c^u mi cedu al la amaso kiu krias bis bis bis?"
Li memoras la vortojn de sia propra instruist':
"La momenton de retirig^o devus scii la ludist';
Rekonu la heziton, le tremo de la man';
Decidu g^ustatempe cedi lokon al junkompan'".
On a jacket-hook is now*** the lifeless doll
[it is about a doll-theatre artist]
Stared at by the guide of the troupe
The master hesitates : "Shall I stay behind the wing
Or shall cede to the mass who shouts encore encore encore?"
He remembers his own teacher's words :
"The moment of retirement should know the artist ;
Recognize the hesitation, the tremble of the hand ;
Decide in time to leave the place to a young compagnon".
Some tennis stars leave the sport too early, others too late.
The ones who leave too early try a gloryless come-back
(Borg, Wilander...) the other by loosing spoil their image
(Lendl, Vilas ...).
though decision to take isn't it ?
By the way what do you think that Edberg should do ?