notes on the zoo.
after adventuring to diergaarde blijdorp for the afternoon, a few details stick with me. one is that i can never pass up a zoo, despite knowing that tickling my sense of wonder comes at a price: deep sadness. before agreeing to visit the zoo, it appeared to me as an apparition in the night as we biked home half-drunk from a four course meal topped off by sampling the chef’s...
One Island, Two Countries →
Borders allow humankind to separate what nature has united. But an island is a naturally closed entity. Its shoreline is the boundary of the bubble separating it from the rest of the world. And then impose a human-made barrier on an island? What is the meaning of isolation — a word derived, in fact, from the Latin for island — if you have to share it with someone else?
me: the pianola museum is only open for three hours on sundays! but nothing else is open on sunday!
roeland: the red light district.
me: i guess i could go there and take care of some needs.
roeland: that would be the oddest schedule for a day.
Tell her I bring the horoscope myself: One must be so careful these days.– the waste land