The thing with death is, once you start commemorating the dead, a sort of snowball-effect happens and suddenly all your personal dead are coming to mind as well. Continue reading D-DAY AND THE BATTLE OF NORMANDY
YOU KNOW THE STORY… OR DO YOU?
Saturday, the 4th of May, was National Remembrance Day in the Netherlands, the annual observance to commemorate those who died during World War II. Continue reading YOU KNOW THE STORY… OR DO YOU?
EACH AND EVERY YEAR (3)
Towards the end of March, all excitement and boundless energy from New Year had completely evaporated. Continue reading EACH AND EVERY YEAR (3)
EACH AND EVERY YEAR (2)
It always takes a while before you realise what’s going on in your life. What has changed? Or hasn’t. Continue reading EACH AND EVERY YEAR (2)
EACH AND EVERY YEAR (1)
Every January I’m quite excited about the beginning of the New Year. I even feel elated -I’m not good at explaining it, and perhaps I should know better, but I can’t help it. Continue reading EACH AND EVERY YEAR (1)
Why do we all have to die…?
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RESILIENCE IN LIFE AND DEATH (2)
A great soul never dies… the most famed death expert on Earth, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, used to say.
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RESILIENCE IN LIFE AND DEATH (1)
Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, lost her husband while the couple was celebrating a friend’s birthday in Mexico. Continue reading RESILIENCE IN LIFE AND DEATH (1)
PS SUMMERTIME IN FRANCE
After the death of 89-year-old Jeannette, my boyfriend’s neighbour in France, this last August, we were both worried about her husband, Marcel. After all, he was 95 and the two of them had been together for more than 70 years! Continue reading PS SUMMERTIME IN FRANCE
A FEW SECONDS CALLED LIFE
In just over a week it will be the eleventh of September again. Or 9/11, as it ’s known. Al Qaeda’s attack on the United States in 2001. Who will ever forget… Continue reading A FEW SECONDS CALLED LIFE