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6 - Tell it to the ferryman - Consolatio

If the sea sometimes leaves only corpses for the lifeboatman to salvage, the Rhine carries the unconscious woman to the ferryman like a gift. For him, the story of her rescue was a key experience with water as the element of life. In addition he baptises with water from the Rhine and casts the ashes of the dead to its gentle waves. The Basel ferries are the spiritual and cultic focal point of the old trading town. Without any motor, they drift back and forth from one bank to the other attached to cables. Even after 100 journeys their COČ emissions are still zero. And on the ferry, life stories are told and the secret divulged of how people are joined together by water.
Tell it to the ferryman is a story with the promise of "Consolatio".
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