My mind, my thoughts, my words

Making sense of words that don’t exist

Some days ago I had a sensation in my eyes which I referred to as ziepen (tweaking) when I told a (German) friend. She got what I meant even though … Continue reading

18/11/2012 · Leave a comment

Some of my favourite quotes and idioms

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. … Continue reading

11/05/2012 · Leave a comment

What really matters

We had some kind of career-orientation lecture at uni recently. We were asked to stand up and only sit down if we disagreed with what they were saying. They said … Continue reading

15/10/2011 · Leave a comment

Aujourd’hui, maman est morte.

The first line of ‘l’Étranger’ (the Stranger) by Albert Camus. Two weeks (or so) ago I had a chat about this book with some mates who had to read it … Continue reading

22/05/2011 · Leave a comment