Yesterday, I went to buy myself some new glasses. My previous ones had slid off the motorcycle when I was taking off my helmet and landed right underneath my partner's foot. Classic communication error combined with some bad luck. The back-up ones I have been wearing as a temporary replacement are several years old and … Continue reading Dare to adopt a new perspective
Only a few things are better than sitting alone on my bed in front of an open window in my tiny studio in Amsterdam, watching the sun set behind the railway and a countless number of aeroplanes descend behind the three wind turbines, listening to crickets singing outside. These are moments of peace, serenity, and … Continue reading I’m coming home
It was a splendid morning in the Netherlands. The weather was nice. The sun was shining. Around 8 a.m., Eva was stretching her sleepy limbs. She heard people unlocking their bikes, seagulls fighting over garbage, and trains riding off to who-knows-where. A gentle wind squeezing in through the half-open window was caressing her forehead. She … Continue reading How violence is sometimes the correct answer
Last night I woke up to a car alarm. It took me a while to realise that the noise I heard through my deep sleep was indeed a car alarm. As a fellow car owner myself, I know that car alarms usually have a reason to go off (unless we are talking about *my* car … Continue reading Who you gonna call? Night Watchers.