Posts tagged "personal"
The Best Of

The Best Of

Fifteen Months of Travelling Things I learned about myself: I don’t send postcards. I send hearts on WhatsApp. Dancing is my drug, my energy, my first love always. My friends and family are part of who I am. I am independent and strong. I have principles; that’s okay. I live by them but sometimes I break...
We Should Love

We Should Love

Up on a hill in a beautiful garden a man sang to me. His voice was the most beautiful, his words the most true. I felt love. We’ve got holes in our heart. We’ve got holes in our lives. We’ve got holes but we carry on. The garden was Kirschtenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town, and the man...
Heimwee naar Holland

Heimwee naar Holland

Daar zit ze met een ijsblauwe trui aan en sjaal om. Ze heeft me net de tuin laten zien door het oog van de laptop. “Kijk, lieverd, het hagelt.” Ik zie geen hagel, de verbinding is te traag voor het vallen van de stenen, maar ik zie wel een waterige zon in een winterlucht. Ik...
A Guy from Iowa

A Guy from Iowa

It may have been my greatest adventure to date: going to Iowa. How does visiting a state known for its corn fields and wind turbines qualify as adventure? Well, because I went to see a man. A guy from Iowa, who was given the catchy name of Guyowa by my Seattle friends. Equipped with bright...
Sing not only when you're winning

Sing not only when you’re winning

I love to sing. Usually it happens unconsciously, my voice will start a song regardless of where I am or whether I know the lyrics.. (much to the discontent of my company that has to listen to the few same lines over and over again). Unfortunately something is the matter: as soon as singing becomes...