Category: Think


Cloning human beings has been illegal to this day. That makes it safe to say that everybody has a mother and a father. A biological mother and a biological father, to be more precise, because the difference is quite important. My grandmother had a tile in her hallway with this saying printed on it. “Becoming a father is favour, being… Read more →


A short one. I was sitting at a table at an ice cream shop in Kleve, Germany. A couple of girls were playing and climbing a bronze statue next to where I was sitting. I was watching them, until it occurred to me that I skipped the first 42 years of my life. My memories of those first 42 years… Read more →


A decent lady. Perhaps a bit tall, definitely hard to overlook. You’d almost say ‘nothing special’ but that would do her no justice. She was neatly dressed, with a skirt just above the knee, heeled boots. She didn’t wear a lot of make up, though it showed that it had been a long day and she needed a touch up.… Read more →


In the old days, yeah, the old days…. I used to be really quiet. I was an onlooker and only came into action if it was unavoidable. Very restrained, almost calculating. People admired this calmness. It awed them. On the rare occasions when I did act, when I did get angry, you really knew you had overstepped the line. It… Read more →


From time to time I like to read fashion magazines, like Dutch Vogue, Elle or Glamour. I turned into a bit of a fashion chick, regardless of my age. When Nike introduced their City Collection in the beginning of March, my only thought was “WANT!”. Only to find out that everything was sold out on the very first day the… Read more →


Hair By the time you realise what you feel, you end up in a kind of cycle. At first the phases are disbelieve, denial, acceptance and then rejection again, until you’ve gone through these so many times that disbelieve isn’t an option anymore and you finally land with acceptance. 
A second cycle orbits the first. That’s the cycle of longing,… Read more →