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Monday, August 28, 2017

What if.
What if women are the ‘crown of creation’ instead of men? Does it really matter?
Differences are the wealth of humankind.

Equality is the right to be different in all things you cannot choose for.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Saying.
I heard a sentence a while ago, with an insecure origin. Something like this:
‘You suffer the most from the suffering you fear the most.’

Hmm, what a cliché, I thought.
But, like all truisms, it has some validity to it.

Certainly for me; it helped me pulling myself out of trouble’s way.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Lesson.
I watched a very inspiring, long conversation with Frans de Waal, primatologist, on TV a while ago. Among other things, he talked about empathy and sympathy. Being mainly female or male characteristics, hormonally controlled.

Made me think about differences, expectations, equality.



Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sorrow.
There was a huge goat willow in the tiny garden of my old house. She was almost like a person to me, it was a female tree.
For more than ten years I could prevent it from being cut down, with help of my neighbours. Just before I moved to a new place the landlord ordered it to be chopped down.

I kept a few pieces of the wood, this spring one of them grew a little green twig.
After almost half a year it was still alive! Now it is not anymore.

I was astonished by this endurance and liveliness. A tragedy too. I consider it an example to be followed.