life

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ― Mary Oliver  

the nonsense trap

When life gets serious, you realize how much stupid things have come to matter. Trying to decrease my dairy intake or blaming myself not to get up immediately when the alarm clock rings. Worrying about a to-do list, clean house or missed phone calls. I don’t care anymore what anyone thinks of me. I don’t care about…

frenchies

Max came home with his ‘devoirs’, full of – what else – food and nationalism. What to eat as a child: meat What not to drink as a child: cognac The holidays start today, two whole weeks of holidays every two months. Playing in the snow and feeding the donkeys. And the parents are off to Barcelona, giving the…

all the same

How come we all live life in the same way? We all live in a house, sleep in a bed with our partner, the kids in a different room. Have three meals with almost the same kind of food. We have a telephone, a computer, a laptop, a bike, a car, carry a bag with…

working hours

I have two more weeks to get a sh*t lot of work done. Reading, watching, interviewing, writing an a lot of thinking. I counted and as it looks now I will have a total of 22 hours to get it done. I will have to make it a military operation to use every minute of those…

clean

I got used to the clean source water, the clean air, no radiation, the darkness and silence of the mountains. And it is only when I don’t have access to these basics, I realize how they are human needs. In the city we think our living environment is clean, but every time I come back…