A beautiful evening, the light on the 19th century "Pijp" (an area of A'dam) apartments across the street is sublime. I am in "getting my film together" mode (I like working 5 till 11 pm I noticed) but in taking a break (have to every 60 to 90 minutes) I feel like writing this. Maybe it feels like being written by me. Or maybe that's just a preposterous statement :)
Anyway I think I am starting to realise that the more I am just myself and not being at all worried about how others might react to me the more I have fun and also get to see where people really are at vis a vis my particular relationship with them. Fascinating stuff...but that's no surprise - we are by nature fascinating beings, so are animals too of course. Mundaneness is an unfortunate by product of an over regulated society at odds with our true natures. This gets instilled very effectively through schools and beyond. I have been wondering lately if it's fair to force children to go to school. Are there other acceptable means of education ? Does a child as a sentient and sovereign unique being have the right to decide about this ? Is the world the way we want it, i.e. is the result of all our conformity and control manifesting in a healthy space ?
My big news (covered by CNN and the BBC as well) is that my "animal-friendly" trap finally did the trick :) I was awoken at 3 am or something the other night to find a cute little white mouse inside the trap. Inside I had used as bait some wonderful (relatively pure and un-junky) white chocolate which I treat myself with occasionally. I had planned to transport a caught mouse to Beatrix Park with my bicycle but it was the middle of the night so I put the mouse on the balcony and bid it adieu. I am not sure what might have transpired with it afterwards but I only wish it the best. I think there might still be one left in my apartment, though not sure. We shall see, the plot thickens....watch this space.