Haven't blogged in over a year and a half. Why the big gap ? Am I being overtly sensitive to others who may feel obliged to read this nonsense ? Or am I just playing "hard to get" ? No idea, but that silliness just filled up a couple lines for me nicely don't you think ? I have only met one person ever who highlighted my blogs and writing as her favourite part of my website - a lovely young lass working at a favourite watering hole in Cape Town. ...and no, to those not au fait with Africa that doesn't necessarily mean the same place where the lions go to have their drink of water....(Just sometimes)....that's Africa, the place where you have to sprint from your car to the front door for fear of being taken down by marauding hyenas...(believe me they can be nasty !).
I write this all from the much more secluded environs of an apartment in some (almost) random area of apartment blocks pretty far from from the centre (and madding crowd) of Amsterdam. The biggest threat here is likely the odd random scooter driver on a thrill ride. From a bicyclist's perspective that can be somewhat of a threat. (Bikers and scooters share the same paths) - Seen quite a few bike accidents of late....one has to be careful. Still it's what represents personal freedom for me more than anything, I adore the fact I can bike around this country pretty easily. (Whether in Amsterdam or Groningen - I love them equally, though in very different ways) - I'll take that any day over driving and sitting in jams and contributing to global warming (if indeed that is the case, so much disinfo who knows...)
I can feel my body relax - this has been a very hard year for me, since late May I have only had somewhere to stay for six weeks - the rest of the time homeless and constantly moving from place to place with my stuff in storage...a terrible unsettling feeling which has driven me to the end of my tether. I think many or most people who have never experienced that have no idea what it is like and how hard it is. I noticed that the writer JK Rowling has donated much of her huge wealth. I think she is different, she struggled terribly before her fame and thus understands...there is a huge difference between theoretical and real understanding - huge. Another interesting and little known fact about JK Rowling is that she was born literally the day after me, i.e. I am one day older than her, funny eh ? I have only met one person thus far in my life who was born on exactly the same day, a lady called Debby who had an art gallery in Sea Point, Cape Town. Perhaps she still does.
Love and light to all.