Revolving door at Easter

 In my new universe as being host and owner in a café/restaurant, there is a part of me this part of me that has been manifest for as long as I can remember:Observing the playful, tragical and any other sketch in my universe.‘Life in a nutshell settings’.Not one holds truth, for I am not a guy from abstract ethicsMore I am attracted to the aesthetics. Movements, paths, gestures, style and such…The scene: At the end of the day, early evening, 2 youngsters were in the house. The one left as the other came in. Both 16.1 a streetwise, dressed casually and very open young man. The young Nicky Cruz (to stay in terms of Easter).He came in. Saluted the few clients […]

Johan blijft

‘Als ik zou willen dat je het begreep, had ik het wel beter uitgelegd‘, JCHier in een klein stadje in Duitsland kent geen mens Johan.Mijn hart sloeg over toen ik het bericht las.‘Dood is de enige zekerheid’, was de reactie van mijn tafelgenoot. Kil en koud. Mijn jeugd, mijn leven lang heeft de man me geboeid.Ik poogde vergeefs noch een anekdote te starten. Wilde video’s laten zien. Citeren uit zijn boeken van en met Pieter Winsemius. Vertellen over zijn school, de voetbalveldjes, de talloze initiatieven. Natuurlijk al voetbalbeelden. De film nummer 14 die ik in de Rex in Leiden gezien heb.IJdel, dus haakte ik af. Schoof mijn stoel voor m’n bureau en zocht op laptop weer eens wat en hoe. […]

Food for thoughts, just for fun

 You know that there are answersThere always have been answersIn common they all have that they create a trance induction. Hypnoses: selecting one part and turning it into the whole.Nature itself was drown upon to give birth to the myth of lifeNature facilitated Gods and demonsCivilisations created myths and sages around themSo ideals and values were connected to supernatural identitiesMonotheism came with one Yahweh ElohimOk there came 3 out of themThe Holy Spirit connected allIn the Far East the light became EnlightenmentSouls were searching, or better… some soulsSo institutionalising cameReligion with rules and boundariesEthics more and more ethicsMathematics to structure belief in cause and effectPolitics as attempt to make a human systemSociology and psychology in order to frame behaviourEconomics to […]

The thing that is called fantasy

So we live in reality tunnels. There is no fixed point of arrival, except for where we are.More over, a lot of people hold what they know for the world they live inThey perceive it as suchCould it be different?And we knowWe just cannot seem to grasp what there is more out thereNot only because of simple conditioning of habitsIt is thoughtful sensory awareness, as I might call itThat allows us to touch the myth instead of just ploughing through the fields of the everyday lifePlayful the field were we acknowledge that are senses our bounded by the sheer definition of what they are telling usSo brain doctors state that on a sub liminal level there is more that we […]

Not very font of Ethics

 The moral thing is a pain in the ass and misused in many ways.So how to preach without preaching? Stop doing it, would be my suggestionWe could read Seneca’s Letters on EthicsAnd notice how long we are trapped in the real of this framework. It is an old Greek thing… this moral thing and thinking it over…On the other hand Chamfort is clear:“In ethics, as in physics, everything is a mixture, nothing is simple nothing is pure”So it is nice to play with… at a certain level. That requires a bit depth in the discussion and taking time to get into it.We all know that morals are being misused in many ways. It is often an empty finger-pointing mechanism to get people on […]

Lou Salomé

LebensgebetGewiß, so liebt ein Freund den Freund,Wie ich Dich liebe, Rätselleben –Ob ich in Dir gejauchzt, geweint, Ob Du mir Glück, ob Schmerz gegeben. Ich liebe Dich samt Deinem Harme;Und wenn Du mich vernichten mußt,Entreiße ich mich Deinem ArmeWie Freund sich reißt von Freundesbrust. Mit ganzer Kraft umfaß ich Dich!Laß Deine Flammen mich entzünden,Laß noch in Glut des Kampfes michDein Rätsel tiefer nur ergründen. Jahrtausende zu sein! zu denken!Schließ mich in beide Arme ein:Hast Du kein Glück mehr mir zu schenkenWohlan – noch hast Du Deine Pein.  So Lou Andreas Salome. A fascinating woman and life.Comes awarenessso let emotions be in all shape there to share.‘Freundschaft’ Rätsel sind wir allen. Myths and miracles That should be our -and yes mine and yours- approach to life and friendship:the wonderful journey […]

viktor Frankl

 ” Pretend that you are living your live for the second time, so imagine the situation where you are going first”(Victor Frankl)Sometimes you need some inspiration. Frankl in his books gives inspiration. There are moments that you feel you are locked down in a universe that is narrowing you down. That closes down all the possibilities you know you do have. You just have a hunch that there is more… Or, as in the case of Frankl, you find yourself in an insane reality tunnel and are looking for a way out.In our every day life we encounter situations that are complex and against all odds. You and me are raised with certain believes and patterns, we might call them values.Simple mum […]

Urge to share beauty

 That can be a recipeA painting                   A poem                     A suit or dress   An experience in nature                           An achievement in sports                       A lovely song                                                                                              Or of course simple: love There are many more things. so onNot lead […]