Sunday, January 30, 2011

It's a secret

I am a big fan of the program lie to me. I think it is a beautiful program showing how people speak without speaking. I always thought I knew how to read people. Not as good as they do in the program of course. But at least knowing from their posture how people were feeling. I thought I knew. Until today. 

For the first time in my life I saw someone scared. Perhaps scared is the wrong word. Unsure, terrified, somewhat in pain, not like this person normally is. Eyebrows pulled together, pupils smaller then the moment before, and muscles in the cheeks all showing some sort of pain or worry.  And it’s ok. Changes are tough. But I have to tell you a secret that I never told you before: You are going to wake up in the morning and then today is yesterday. That’s a very cool thing and even better: a thing that I am absolutely sure about. Yes, tomorrow it will hurt as well. And you will be perhaps even a little nervous. And then the day after that tomorrow will be yesterday as well. In, about, two weeks there will be a day that you wake up, and everything will be different. The moves some people tended to make, the discussions, the problems and the solutions. All will be gone by then. You might even have forgotten some of their faces, or even names. And then the hurting part is over. It might not feel like it now but in two weeks everything will be so yesterday. Just don’t tell this secret to everybody, would you? 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Don't worry

The people in Holland are the most happy people in the world. At least that’s what some articles said today. Not Dutch people are the happiest people in the world, no. The people who live in Holland. 

It rains approximately 364 days in the year and on the other days it snows.
About 16 million bicycles around without wanting to be healthy
We have fresh fruit that tastes like water
Apparently Holland is the land of compromise
We eat at 18.00 o clock here
Cow’s in the north south west and even in the east
Cow’s everywhere
A windmill on every corner of the street to keep us from drowning
Wooden shoes

AND we are found very happy with our lives.

Now without any disrespect to this country: We have bikes. More than one. But it’s not cool to be very healthy here. We compromise on everything. Therefore we eat at 18.00 every evening. We have cows everywhere and even worse we have water in the sky and on the ground. We have a terrible taste in shoes. And we are still very happy. I do not know how we do this… But it’s interesting to think about. Perhaps everybody who came to Holland got a little happy implanted. Creepy,  but cool! I think we will find out someday. Till then: Respect to the people in this country!! Keep on the good work!!