Last May I was in Kiev and tried to see as many friends as possible. I tried to fit as many appointments in a day as possible. Usually it would go like this: “Let’s meet tomorrow around three.” “Sure!” “Please, call me tomorrow morning.” Tomorrow morning we would shift the appointment from three to eleven or five. And then I would call someone else to meet at three. In Kiev you plan today for today. My friends were laughing at me, because I have a diary where I note my appointments even when I’m on vacation. They use diaries to mark birthdays of everyone they know.
In the Netherlands there are as many diaries as there are bicycles. More than people. My front yard needs some tiding up. Last Friday I was trying to pick a day to do that with three kids from the neighbourhood. “I have to work Monday through Wednesday and I will be too tired to do this after work. Let’s do it on Thursday. 17:00?” “No then I have my swimming lesson. It ends at six and we’ll be home around seven.” “Ok, let’s do it at half past three.” “No, It’s my choir day. I’ll be at school till five.” “Ok, what about Friday five o’clock?” “No, that’s my swimming day.” “Half past three?” “All right.”
And today I was talking to a girlfriend of mine. “Can you organise an evening for Russian speaking girls? I will bring some music, we will have some girly talk and cry together.” “Sure. I am I a little busy with Oekraïnedag now, but after 17 October...” “Oh, no. October is bad. It will be too busy. And I will have to travel to India and China in November.” “OK, I will pick a Friday night in December.” “Oh, yes! December would be perfect!”
Сурганова и оркестр – Я теряю тебя
Timeline: I don’t want to go on with timeline anymore. I hardly ever enjoy writing that part of my posts. Sometimes it’s difficult to deal with my past. Sometimes it’s difficult to remember something worth writing about. Very often I just feel timeline doesn’t fit the topic. As of today there will be no daily timeline. Complain in the comments.