I noticed that throughout my adult life the people who got to know me and wanted the best for me have always given me this kind of criticism: “you are a kind person with good values and integrity, but you always appear rather absent and dreamy. You withdraw yourself when you are among people. You […]
why remain uncertainbehind the red curtainfearing the sunand freeze to cold despair sweet child, why foster frightor hold the need to hideand regret not having laid yourself bare i’ve seen your scenesa-trembling in bedwounded, soreall the times you suffered sinjust like in the war and the hours at your deskalone, kafkaëskthe crippling thoughtsof being less […]
Illustrated by Claire Whipple.
“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Call our true soul “brave”And in this crisped faithful lightRave the ringlets of His hairEvermore with courage
This old chap is my grandfather, Hendrik. He was born in Bredevoort, Holland, the place where he also grew up. After school my grandfather became a marinier, serving in the US navy. He went on to Indonesia and served there at the frontline, collecting the wounded and the dead. I am quite proud of him. […]