Thursday, April 17, 2014
Helping my little succulent grow

Helping my little succulent grow

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Whole wheat zucchini bread with honey and coconut oil - only a few more sugarless days to go! #lent

Whole wheat zucchini bread with honey and coconut oil - only a few more sugarless days to go! #lent

Saturday, April 12, 2014
15/52
The real moon, if you could reach it and survive it, would in a deep and deadly sense be just like anywhere else. No man would find an abiding strangeness on the moon unless he were the sort of man who could find it in his own backyard.

15/52

The real moon, if you could reach it and survive it, would in a deep and deadly sense be just like anywhere else. No man would find an abiding strangeness on the moon unless he were the sort of man who could find it in his own backyard.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
14/52
Spring is the time of projects and plans
[happy 1 year housemate anniversary!]

14/52

Spring is the time of projects and plans

[happy 1 year housemate anniversary!]

Saturday, March 22, 2014
12/52
It’s good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone ant its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.
[whoops, forgot to take a photo with my real camera this week, glad I still took this shot with my iPhone!]

12/52

It’s good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone ant its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.

[whoops, forgot to take a photo with my real camera this week, glad I still took this shot with my iPhone!]

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Dearest Daystar,

Fulfilled my civil duty to vote today! Nothing too exciting, it was just for the local government. I picked the woman with the funniest name on the list of the Christian party, that should summarize how much I actually dug into the whole voting circus, haha. 

That was the most exciting thing that happened today! Had a long school day, I was happy when I finally got to bike home - yes, I have a bike now, and it has been making me a lot happier, who would have thought! I really like biking home after school to clear my mind a bit, and I’ve been discovering new streets and places almost every day. Today was a bit of a pain though, it was awfully windy, hence the American flag wrapped around its pole…

Lately school has been a lot about traveling from home, and how you don’t need to physically travel to go places. I’ve coincidentally also been reading several articles on how it’s really all about how you look at the world that’s right at your doorstep. It’s very true I must say! I really enjoy my daily life and travels here in this city.

Alrighty, I’m off to the school studios again to photograph a bunch of Rotterdam postcards!

Love, Dorien

Saturday, March 15, 2014
11/52
I paint flowers so they will not die.
[welcome to the digital age once again!]

11/52

I paint flowers so they will not die.

[welcome to the digital age once again!]

Monday, March 10, 2014

Multnomah Falls, Oregon, December 2013. Missing this place today.

Saturday, March 8, 2014
10/52
Dust to dust, ashes to ashes. [and yet glorious, and majestic]
[happy Lenten season!]

10/52

Dust to dust, ashes to ashes. [and yet glorious, and majestic]

[happy Lenten season!]

Saturday, March 1, 2014
9/52
I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into the deepest darkness of infinity.
[drawing classes again!]

9/52

I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into the deepest darkness of infinity.

[drawing classes again!]

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Happy Saturdays

Happy Saturdays

8/52
"Het is logisch dat ik niet in een polonaise het Holland Heineken House binnenloop." - Sven Kramer
[lekker schaatsen na de dweil]

8/52

"Het is logisch dat ik niet in een polonaise het Holland Heineken House binnenloop." - Sven Kramer

[lekker schaatsen na de dweil]

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dearest Daystar,

Today’s 19th has been quite successful! Two friends from my hometown came over for a day of treasure hunting in goodwill stores here, with a short coffee break in between. The insane amount of ice skating medals my country has won in the Olympics so far [another two today!] inspired me to get two pairs of white ice skates - one for myself, and one small pair so I can hopefully force an eventual future child to get on the ice. The coffee we made with my thrifted electric percolator may or may not have caused a power outage [hellooo Nepal flashback], but our lattes turned out terrific. For dinner I made a bunch of quinoa stuffed peppers in your honor!

I love seeing the first signs of spring appear - I wake up with the sound of birds nowadays [thought it was my alarm at first], we have done a bit of spring cleaning in our little house and I saw the first crocuses today!

Hope you’ve been experiencing the same over there, Herrnhut could use some warmth I guess!

Love, Dorien

Monday, February 17, 2014
Orange for days, yay Olympics! Made a pumpkin pull apart bread this morning to celebrate my country’s seventeen ice skating medals!

Orange for days, yay Olympics! Made a pumpkin pull apart bread this morning to celebrate my country’s seventeen ice skating medals!

Saturday, February 15, 2014
7/52
Vulnerability is opening the door to your own power once again. It’s reminding the world that there is a real you, and it is powerful and worthy.
[how could those birds not like your peanut garland!]

7/52

Vulnerability is opening the door to your own power once again. It’s reminding the world that there is a real you, and it is powerful and worthy.

[how could those birds not like your peanut garland!]