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(A) feeling

(A) feeling

Light starts to leave My eyes grow heavy with darkness Space empty and dark Alone Waves of sadness reach the shores of my mind and heart Beautiful memories of things that could have been settle with pain Desires hit a wall Joy gets pulled out of my body Energy fades as darkness grows Emptiness An ever consuming black hole requires the daily distractions of life Too big to be true Too painful to look at Expressions find words, find ways,…

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Listening

Listening

The one thing I long for is your listening ear. To be fully heard with all my expressions. Listened to in peace. To be asked questions to find deep inner answers. Not to be judged by what I say. I want this sacred safe space in which I can share openly with all my heart. Hey there, can you really listen? Can you really be without judgment? Is this too difficult to ask for? I don’t want to hear your…

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Pictures tell stories – Desert adventure

Pictures tell stories – Desert adventure

Thousands of photos are stored in my Google Photos account from the past year of travel. I selected the 10 best pictures, with the most interesting stories, to give a good impression of my journey. Sit back and enjoy!! “How do you like the desert sir” the man asks me in broken English as I get off the camel’s back. “Unforgettable…” is the only thing I can reply. He looks at me with a smile. His dark weathered skin is…

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10 pictures, 10 stories

10 pictures, 10 stories

Thousands of photos are stored in my Google Photos account from the past year of travel. I selected the 10 best pictures, with the most interesting stories, to give a good impression of my journey. In this new series ‘Pictures tell Stories’ you can read and watch my travel from the past year. Sit back and enjoy!! The post will be updates with new stories when they are released! 🙂

Pictures tell stories – The dosa maker

Pictures tell stories – The dosa maker

Thousands of photos are stored in my Google Photos account from the past year of travel. I selected the 10 best pictures, with the most interesting stories, to give a good impression of my journey. Sit back and enjoy!! “Look, this is how you do it..” the Sri Lankan chef says while he swiftly makes two flawless circles from the dosa batter. The large grill in front of me radiates an intense heat but somehow feels as my trusted companion….

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Pictures tell stories – Small help for a big kitchen

Pictures tell stories – Small help for a big kitchen

Thousands of photos are stored in my Google Photos account from the past year of travel. I selected the 10 best pictures, with the most interesting stories, to give a good impression of my journey. Sit back and enjoy!! “How do you want the pumpkin to be cut?” I try to explain to the old lady next to me. She is dressed in a colorful sari typical for India. Her weathered dark skin reveals her age and connection with the…

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Pictures tell stories – The cricket game

Pictures tell stories – The cricket game

Thousands of photos are stored in my Google Photos account from the past year of travel. I selected the 10 best pictures, with the most interesting stories, to give a good impression of my journey. Sit back and enjoy!! “Would you like to try a local drink?” one of the guys asked me in broken English while handing me a bottle. It is difficult to see what is in the jar as the small room is scarcely lit. It is…

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Pictures tell stories – Design & Construct

Pictures tell stories – Design & Construct

Thousands of photos are stored in my Google Photos account from the past year of travel. I selected the 10 best pictures, with the most interesting stories, to give a good impression of my journey. Sit back and enjoy. “Can you please secure this beam there…, 27 mm from the edge?” Michael is instructing me while giving me the other end of the beam. I take the edge and carefully position it at the almost washed out pencil mark. I’m…

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Omaatje

Omaatje

The day is there, I feel it. Gently, an invisible force pulls me into the infinite space around. Free, detached from my body. Pure, light, no attachments. I look around as the scenes are changing rapidly in front of me. A chapter that is finished, part of a dusty old book fully of magnificent stories. That book can be closed. Memories deeply anchored in the earthly world are left behind. Staying forever in the hearts of my dearest. The finally…

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Where the equator crosses the international dateline

Where the equator crosses the international dateline

A story from the perspective of someone living in Kiribati. In 2016 I went to Kiribati on a university funded trip to research the impacts of climate change and to do some ethnographic research.  For me, dawn was the best time of day. In Kiribati, dawn was spectacular. Sitting in the middle of the equator and the international date line, the experience of dawn in Kiribati was unique, I was sure of that. The clouds parted like the lips of…

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