About friendship, and about distance

It’s been a while since we moved abroad; or at least since we’ve been abroad on a stable basis. It won’t come as a surprise for anyone who has spent time in a different country to read that life changes radically once you take that step. No, I’m not talking about different languages, habits, culture,…

Roots

(to Carlo, Mancho, Kim and Miky – my roots and my perimeter) Sure, stuff changes, and it changes a lot.. But there are things that apparently¬†don’t. Call those roots.. Call them the keystones in the architecture you’ve been building since the day you were born. Call them “no fun dull stuff” as well, if you…

Bridges

It’s hard to realise how “local” (in its strongest of meanings) we are when we stand still. Roots are strong: they tie us firmly to the centre of things¬†and keep us from harm. All we need is around us, providing safety, but also blocking our view of what’s beyond. It’s hard to build up the…