March 5, 2017

Thanking you, yours lovingly!

Last evening before putting by son to bed, I asked him to say a little prayer with me. Well, not exactly a prayer from any of the holy books. But I asked him to just think about his day and thank for all the things he liked. So he started by thanking his recent spring holidays, his school, his friends, his teacher, his playground, the neighbor’s cat, Paw Patrol cartoon on TV etc. The more things he said, the more he thought of and he just wouldn’t stop. For him it was probably turning into yet another game of silliness to postpone […]
November 29, 2016

Life – lost and found

(Also published on the Elephant Journal) A few days ago I lost my phone. It was on silent mode, hence I couldn’t call from another phone and locate it. I had used it that same evening to order pizza. But I couldn’t remember for the life of me where I had left it. So I kept looking for it frantically. One hour. Many hours. Feeling some sort of separation anxiety. Finally I got tired and went to bed, hoping the next morning would bring better news. That day I had been going through existential anxiety bouts since morning. What am […]
October 9, 2016

Is this a good time?

Recently I saw a video of a guy rolling down a very rough and high hill, the caption of which said “this is how 2016 treated me”. I could say that for my last year as well. I had started 2015 with what logically was the best job of my career. We had bought our first house in Amsterdam that we refurbished exactly like we wanted. Soon after I had signed my book deal. I was doing dance performances with my troupe. I was travelling the world. Staying in the best of hotels. Eating at the best of restaurants. There […]