My 1-minute music sketches are finding their way to film again.
Ended 2017 with finishing reading “The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Sweden for Love”. Far from a brilliant book, but interesting to read about the Hippie Trail from an Indian perspective nonetheless.
Funniest part, on page 1, set in a rainy, dark, rural Indian night:
“Suddenly, the sun cut through the darkness.
And there I was, laid in a basket inside one of the village huts, destined to be the protagonist of this story although I did not yet have a name. My family gathered around, marvelling at me, fresh to the world. The village astrologer was also present, proclaiming that I had been born under the sign of Capricorn, on the very same day as the Christian prophet.
‘Look!’ cried one of my brothers.
‘There, above the baby!’
Everyone looked up and saw a rainbow that had formed in the beam of light that fell trough the little window.
The astrologer knew what it meant.
‘He will work with colour when he grows up.’”
Next book: ‘Here I Am’ by Jonathan Safran Foer
Boxing day 2017.
Best flyer ever? Berlin 2014
Futsal, Utrecht 2014
Zijdebalen, Utrecht 2014
Nothing really changes – a triptych
“He had that rational and deliberate preference which will always to the end trouble the peace of the world, the rational and deliberate preference for a short life and a merry one.” – G.K. Chesterton, 1904
“live fast, die young” – M.I.A., 2012
“YOLO” – kids, nowadays
Thursdaymorning 6am. The day after city council elections is the best day to start re-reading Chesterton’s ‘The Napoleon of Notting Hill’ with its wry, fun and insightful remarks on humanity, civilization and democracy.