A Yearning – A Haiku

It’s not what I thought I’d be starting off with, but I suppose it’s one way to get some writing started on my journey to Japan. As I rode home from work today it was raining. And this was not the pretty or romantic kind of rain. It wasn’t exactly heavy, but enough to gradually get you soaked and combined with the grey sky blocking pretty much any sunlight and the cold wind whipping just hard enough to be uncomfortable and the whole thing just felt dreary and, blegh. It’s not been an unfamiliar sight during the weeks since I’ve returned home to the Low Lands, which, weather-wise, have been the exact opposite of what I’ve had in Japan.

During our nearly three weeks there, the weather was, in one word, amazing! One single day was the exception. That was the only day on our trip we saw rain and wet snow, which immediately was heavy enough to actually disrupt the otherwise so meticulous and efficient Japanese public transport until some hours into the afternoon! And after that the clouds parted again, the sky turned clear and the only sign the weather had ever been any different than it had been during the days before were the lumps of not yet melted snow and the deep puddles that had soaked our socks that morning. The other days, though? It was fairly cold, or at the least a bit chilly, but it was accompanied by a clear sky and sun almost every, single, day! It was absolutely beautiful! Of course, the day after we left Japan was struck by some pretty awful weather and my view certainly is a partially rose-tinted one. Still, whenever the weather here goes Dutch again, memories of my time in Japan and its cold but clear blue and sunny skies are never far behind.

A Yearning
The late winter rain
Drizzles from the dull grey sky
And my thoughts go East



Ever since a group of shoes held a birthday party a long, long time ago (though in a galaxy not that far away) a little boy’s appreciation for creation was born. And so, throughout the following years shoes partied, a dinosaur travelled through time, oddly shaped football players went on adventures, a young wanderer became a knight, a comedian rose to godhood, Jedi fought an evil empire, a war between cyborg warlords and human-insect hybrids engulfed the world… The boy had learned how with only words on paper (and from times to time a few pictures) he was able to bring people, places, even entire worlds to life. By now that little boy has reached almost the third decade of his life and his love for telling stories has not ceased. And finally, long after he had planned to, he has decided to share these stories with the world. Whether you are a new or already familiar face: welcome to this little archive of mine! This is a place where I will, finally, actually be sharing my writing with others. It will feature pretty much anything I feel like sharing, both old and new stories, fan-fiction and original content, and probably some non-fiction added in at times. So, if you like reading, writing, stories (or me ^_~), drop by, drop a comment (I can’t promise I’ll get back to you quickly, since I’m horrible at that, but I’ll do my best) and, drop it like it’s hot. … Sorry… ^_^; In any case, I hope you’ll enjoy yourself and I look forward to seeing you around!

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Who? Just your average descendant of two sea-faring peoples, recently graduated anthropology Master and aspiring author with a life-long passion for writing.

What? Uhm, human. I think... Also a bit crazy, but in a good way. I think...

Where? A land under the sea, far, far away. Occasionally with my head in the clouds.

Why? Trying to get both my work and my love for writing out there, sharing them with others and getting in touch with fellow writers, artists and other like-minded people.

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