donderdag 26 juli 2012

if you could fit in my suitcase

Auto verkocht, krediet geopend. Bril besteld, lenzen betaald. Adres gewijzigd, visumaanvraag goedgekeurd. Op te halen nu vrijdag, procedure spoed. Dan nog naar de dokter, de tandarts, en oma en opa natuurlijk. Afspraken maken, niets vergeten. Documenten verzamelen, facturen betalen. Laatste dossiers afsluiten, afrekening opmaken. De zon schijnt. Rennen naar de stad, wat was ik nu weer vergeten? Nog één keer naar de bank, en als het lukt, nog één keer naar het zwembad. Ik ben in orde. Gezond, goedgezind, geslaagd. Ik ben klaar voor de start. Nu nog mijn valies maken.



vrijdag 20 juli 2012

donderdag 19 juli 2012


I was having breakfast this morning when I stumbled upon this lovely picture: 

by Mikey Burton

Lovely, isn't it?

For more ideas, books and literature on a variety of subjects, go to bookpickings.tumblr.com. It's an amazing collection of work!

Today, it is thursday. I should be going to the doctor at 12:00, I am having one of those long-lasting throath infections. Or at least, that's what my dad told me. Afterwards, I'm meeting with friends. These days are awesome: instead of saying goodbye, we are just hanging around more often than ever. When it's raining, we stay inside, cosy in a blanket, with magazines and wine. When it's sunny, we go outside, into the park or a pub next door. We talk about all the things that matter, or don't matter at all - it doens't even matter. We're just happy spending time together and enjoying eachother's company. We are living life to the fullest, or at least I am, because I am leaving. We should be doing that more often. Actually, we should be doing that all the time. 

When I was 20-something, I wrote this poem: 

pluk de dag en ook de nacht
zet hem op en ook je hoed
zorgen bestaan niet en
alles komt goed

slaap als een roos
en vlieg dan naar huis
zweven voor even
zo pluk je heel het leven 

I sometimes feel as if my life is captured in moments, words and pictures that no longer exist. Writing makes me remember those moments that make life matter, those memories that make me smile. I think it's time for this song: 

"sun is shining in the sky
there ain't a cloud in sight
it stopped raining
everybody's in a play
and don't you know
it's a beautiful new day, hey hey"

That's it for now. Let's get up and get dressed, let's break that routine and start the day with cupcakes. Who's in? 

dinsdag 17 juli 2012


She don't know what she wants to be
With all the pictures in the magazines
Holding hands when she's mad at me
'cause she don't wanna go, don't wanna go

I met her at anthropology
Purple boots and her golden dreams
Standing there like a Tennessee queen
Singing don't look at me, don't look at me
Singing oh oh
won't you help me sing this song
Singing ee ee ee
She don't ever want to go to sleep

Singing hey mama, don't want no drama
Just a kiss before I leave
Hey lady, don't say maybe
You're the one that I can believe
Hey lover, don't want no other
finger for my ring
Couldn't be more opposite
I'm hard to please and you're hard to get
You're Mississippi and I'm Oregon
You're sun tanned and I'm porcelain skinned.

maandag 16 juli 2012


Who-ever invented Ecommerce
is responsible for my personal bankruptcy.


donderdag 12 juli 2012

i am

I haven·t slept in 48 hours and I am feeling light and fine. Although I never really remember the lessons I have learned, I do have some new insights floating through my mind. Lesson number #1: Age is an illusion. Truth is you are only as old as you honestly feel, even if that differs from day to day. Being aware of that makes life so much lighter, as there is nothing to be afraid of when growing up or growing old. Lesson number #2: My friends are my world. I already knew that, but it's good to affirm from time to time. #3: Love is a burning thing. As much as I try to control whatever sentiment I may have, what goes around eventually comes around. It is not up to me to decide over lust, love or life. It takes two, a lot of hard work and sometimes good luck to match two longing souls. Time will tell. Time always does. (this is actually lifelesson #4). Lesson number #5: Enjoy the sunshine. It makes you feel warm, reborn and free. It soothes your nerves and it boosts your mood. But of course, don't forget to wear sunscreen.


you are

woensdag 11 juli 2012

#rds 2012

I·m sleeping in a tent and I haven·t washed myself in several days. I might smell. I have been swimming in the river, I have been drinking under the stars. I have seen more sunshine in a week than I have seen in a year, I have been smiling more often than I can ever count. I am happy. Life is easy, life is Woodstock. Life is sunshine, life is good.

I am surrounded by the nicest, coolest, warmest people I have ever met. It must be my perspective, dazzled by the sunlight and an overdose of joy. I am nice, you are nice, we are nice, all is nice. All you need is love - there·s nothing you can do that can·t be done.

I love my friends, I love their smiles and their weary eyes, I love their moods and mine included. I love camping, although I am looking forward to a home-cooked meal and an hour in silence. Still, anything is possible. Anything at all.

"Love, love, love
There's nothing you can do that can't be done
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It's easy"

maandag 2 juli 2012

thank you asos

So this is what I received today:

"ASOS Fashion Finder has sent you this message as we love your blog!
New Blogger Badges
Exclusively for our top members"

Happy and proud, bloglovin' and free!
(It's good to be me)

you are just my