Tag Archive for 'Ethiopia 2009'


When in Ethiopia, I didn’t write a single post. Somehow, it all seemed so pointless; there’s now way you can convey the sensation of dozens of people shouting ‘Faranji!’ at you, no way you can explain the impact of poverty with your stories, so there’s no point in trying. Maybe it finally taught me to enjoy something sec – No bullshit, just look at it, see it for what it is and recognize you’re one lucky fucking bastard. Which reminds me of a Sigmund cartoon – youth comes to Sigmund, saying, ‘Ik neem het leven zoals het komt’, ‘I take life the way it comes’, to which the doctor replies, ‘So how’s it going thus far’? – ‘Not so well – I don’t understand where it is”. Maybe I was like that. Anyway, photo’s are due soon.