Month: January 2014

Freedom = Creativity = Happiness ≠ Regular Job = A Trap

I have known this for a long time and every time my personal “cashflow” is in danger,  I tend to forget this simple truth: “I am really not made for a regular job”. I am annoyed, I am bored after just a few months of anything that in the beginning seems to be new and potentially exciting. Why do I lie to myself, why? I know, in the depth of my heart, I know what it is that annoys me so much about having a regular job – it takes away my freedom!

I can only be creative when I am happy. I can only be happy when I am free. I cannot be free when I am trapped. I feel trapped when I have to be in the same exact place every day from Monday to Friday. I feel trapped when I have 25 days of freedom in a whole year.

What if I feel TODAY like taking my camera and going out there to take pictures beacuse the sky is so beautifully just-before-the-storm dark blue?

What if I feel TODAY like staying in bed and at last pushing forward my short story on three women stuck on the train from its current page number two to page three or maybe even four?

What if I feel TODAY like taking my car to Zandvoort and having a long walk at the sea finished with a fresh herring roll which I would consume sitting right there on the freezing cold sand?

What should I do?


It is Monday and I have to go to work!

It is Monday and I will have to do what I am obliged to do for the next five days!

It is Monday!

Oh, dear lottery, dearest postcode loterij, the most fantastic euromilions, all the greatest lotteries in the world – why don’t you let me win??? Just once! Pleeeeeease!



Learning how to blog

How to tag, what to tag, how to add a page? Who should I follow? Who I want to follow me? Follow me? In a real life it would be somewhat scary…but not here. In a virtual life it is a measure of a success. 

I saw this morning a very interesting interview with Mr José Mujica, President of Uruguay. He seems like my type of guy – liberal Marxist atheist 🙂 and a wise man!

Good Day to all of you!

here’s the link if you want to have a look: 


Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition.

Backstage. Treasures Cultivated.

I always look for “backstage” life in major monuments or tourist attractions. Here at Grand Palace in Bangkok. What fascinates me how many people must work day after day to keep the treasure alive and beautiful. here I liked how the conservator’s “workshop” blended into the fresco itself.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition.

De Deir El Quamar. Lebanon.

Backstage. Sacrum Profanum.

This photo was taken last year in the church in a small town in De Deir El Quamar in Lebanon. The cloth on the floor scared me as it looked like covered in blood. In reality it was just white and red fabric, probably used to cover the floor while the church was being painted.