Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A promise to myself



Do you like my Saturday flowers blogs? Yes, they only consist of a single photo ;-)
Because that's what they are all about... and here is why...
Once upon a time, I lived miserably in the UK. And I desperately wanted to return to the United States - my home. However Life threw a wrench in the works, and I had to look for a new job elsewhere. I applied for a job in the Netherlands, and I made a promise to myself - if I get the job I want, I will buy fresh flowers every Saturday! No matter what!
Well, in the Netherlands such promise is easy to keep, it doesn't even cost a lot...
But what's more important is to keep the promise, and I am! It's great to wake up on Saturday morning, have your morning coffee in town, and then pick some fresh flowers to brighten your days during the week to come! If I have visitors, I let them choose the flowers for me. It's lovely to have the flowers remind you of your friends after they leave. Even the rainy days are not so gloomy with some bright colored flowers!
I think I'm lucky with my decision to come to the Netherlands, and I'm happy to keep my promise!

ps. At the time of writing this blog I have cast on my leg, so...I will have to ask a friend to get the flowers for me this Saturday, but the promise must be kept! ;-)

old poetry

WHERE WE STAND

We crossed the line too many times
Both, with kindness and with selfishness
It isn’t clear where we stand
I need to redefines my boundaries
You want me as a trusted friend
I want you as a friend and lover
And while I’m keen on ‘open-end’
Doubt in your heart is hovering
Not the we are any perfect
Match selected by the stars
But I felt our hearts were pumping
stronger closely, than apart...
(June 2010)

REALIZATION

...I have to trust
when nothing else is option ...
My strengths and weaknesses adjust -
part of an unstoppable comotion
called life, and lust
for it - the magic potion,
,I have to trust,
will take me through the motions...
(June 2010)


'AS IS'

I felt an urge to tell you all -
answer the questions I ignored
As time is passing, my shield gets torn -
I trust you with my soul

You say I’m deep and fun, at once -
could I be otherwise? I wonder…
Like butterfly performing dance
around a flame, without burning…I’m syncing our sins
(May 2010)

UNSPOKEN

...the food is always so delicious,
the wine is smooth, the bread is fresh,
pretend we not to be judicious,
and easily succumb to flesh...

you see by now two tangled bodies,
refuse I firmly such decoy
you feel like God, i feel like Goddess,
let's take it slow and just enjoy...
(April 2010)

CONTRADICTIONS

We live through UPs and DOWNs...
What is an UP, what is a DOWN?
Is it 'Give UP' the right direction?
Is it 'Calm DOWN' a wrong sugestoin?
My happiness might make one sad...
My sunrise is someone's sunset...
My only choice is ... move along,
I have to be and I am STRONG!
(July 2001)

REINCARNATION

Again...
I put all the pieces together
and glue them into a whole Me -
laughing, loving, happy...whatever
I've been always meant to be...
(June 2001)

World Beach Project



Summer days are over!
But one memory is here to stay - a memory of a summer weekend, when Bart and I went to the beach. The plan was to stretch on the warm sandy beach and forget about the world...instead we became part of the world...entering the World Beach Project .
We did try to sunbath for a bit, but the wind made the sand feel like sandpaper against your skin, so instead we played with the rocks.
You could see our modest art piece on the map (it loads slow!) - choose Europe, then zoom in on the Netherlands and you will see one of the markers is 'Hoek van Holland'
That's us :)

Hope you like it, and if you ever go to a rocky beach...play and join the project! It's fun! :-)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saturday flowers: The Remake