Today it’s time for potatoes. Just before a cloud-burst I arrivered at my kitchen-garden. A huge cloud full of rain exploded above my head. So I had had little time to shove some potatoes and some salad. My daily meal: I like it especially now when it comes from my own garden. I recommand it to everyone.
Today it’s wet. It’s raining all day long. I planned a short holiday for the next coming days. So I take some books with me and of course my camera. I plan to design a lay-out for my kitchen garden. Just in order to be more profitable next year. So I sceduled plenty of work to do during rainy days. Maybe the sun will shine and I really hope so. For today just
I like forms. Especially black and white forms. And if they come from nature I like them very much. I feel like Gaudi. He too liked forms from nature. He placed them in his famous Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. I have been there a long time ago and climbed all the stairs. You can watch his forms from above, over the city. Maybe you see my forms too.
Somebody asked to create a poet for an organisation. I agreed without any hesitation. It had to be about nature. So the subject feels ‘close to home’, because that’s what I did before. ‘It has to be a new one’, she said. Well….. that’s more complex, because I cannot organise poetry on command.
As a matter of fact nature has to catch me. Today I saw a bush with red berries. And immediately I started my writing in Dutch (sorry)
Vandaag zag ik in rood en groen
een wereld vol van zomer
een belofte, die leek als toen
toen jij keek, gelijk een dromer
het bracht de eerste zoen
I had to think about brown eyes, because I am in the kitchen. Today it’s backing day. Some people – like my cupcakes – have brown eyes. So far I never could discover brown eyed people are angry or happy. Today I understood it’s like my cupcakes. I have to look in a better way. Maybe they are too brown – then they are unhappy – just like me. Maybe they are just brown – then they are far from angry. So enjoy my cupcakes and be happy.
According to the title of the book of Francesc Miralles and Héctor García, Shinrin-Yoku is the Japanese secret for better sleeping, lower stress and a healthy, more happy life. Today I planned a trip by bike in order to catch a glimpse of Shinrin-Yoku, somewhere in the polder I live. Because it’s raining I stay at home. Surprisingly I found Shinrin-Yoku in my garden at the back of my home. I did not know I was that rich. It proved to me you do not have to walk to Santiago de Compostela in order to find happiness. It’s in your back-garden!