Friday, May 15, 2009

In the Netherlands

Arrived yesterday by THALYS from Paris in Amsterdam. Picked up the car and drove to our hotel near de Vinkeveense Plassen.
We had a wonderful night in Paris. Did some sightseeing ''by taxi'" which was fun but one night in Paris is far too short especially if you travel all the way from Milano to Paris on the same day.
Enfin, felt yesterday asleep on the couch and woke up this morning early. Did some shopping, met friends and now at Sandra's who is cooking diner..)
Tomorrow by car to Belgium and Sunday lunch with family and in the afternoon back to Istanbul...but you understand that I eat Dutch cheese like crazy these days...later!

Funny Shoes

Touched by An Angel

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love's light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.

"Touched by An Angel" by Maya Angelou.

Day Opening - May 15

"Figurative 3" by Teri Hallman.