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not so interesting

published on: 28.08.2015 in: All entries

Everyone wants to feel special sometimes. Consider Jane Eyre who saw herself as “poor, obscure, plain and little”. It was Rochester who turned her into something special. Recently, I confronted someone who had been talking the whole time. I tried weaving some thoughts into his words and turning things into a conversation. I didn’t manage. [...]

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1,2,3, Here I go!

published on: 18.08.2015 in: All entries

Every kid learns to swim in his or her particular way. My son was paralysed with fear in the beginning. The result being: he was in the water but learned nothing. Eventually, he managed of course. I remember when he finally dared go into the water alone. He’d only do so if he was wearing [...]

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Sarah and the sea

published on: 11.08.2015 in: All entries

I stood in the sea behind Sarah. She had been there, motionless and in the same position for eleven hours. The sea came up to my lower arm. It took me a while to notice that it was receding. Slice by slice, the cold caress of the salty sea lowered itself. At first I wasn’t [...]

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the weeping willow plant

published on: 04.08.2015 in: All entries

I have a plant and it looks like it’s dying. It’s a weeping willow-type plant which once shed an aura of romantic sensitivity. It’s green was both crisp and gentle. Now that it’s dying, I wonder whether I should discard of it. I poke my finger in the pot. The soil seems wet enough but [...]

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