Today i made a walk. A two bridges one, over the Erasmus bridge and the Willem bridge. Lovely weather. Sunshine, a slight breeze, around 25ºC.
I looked around. To the people, the water of the river dividing Rotterdam in a north part and a south part. Two bridges were open. I stood there watching to the top of the open bit.
I had decided to walk more. My diabetes is still a bit out of control. Ideally i would like to stop using the medicine, but i’m not sure i will be able to. One way to find out.
I was also thinking about Rotterdam itself. I live here for thirty four years. I’ve seen it grow and change. I remember the open bits, in the seventies, when i went with my mother to Rotterdam for clothes shopping. All these bits over the years are filled up. I understand the changes, of course. But still, i would like to have more green bits interspersed in between the houses. Small vegetable areas, where people can meet and work together. Get to know each other.
We are not there yet, I’m sad to say. Hopefully one day. Maybe even sooner than we think.
Enjoy your weekend. Salute!
This afternoon i went into town. First i emptied my bag of plastics and metal in the appropriate box close to the Gimsel. Then i walked to the Laurens church square and put some of the never used cookbooks in my collection in the free for all library cabinets standing in front of the church.
I walked on. Went into the Bijenkorf. Walked past the clothes. Checked some to see where they were made. Micheal Kors: China. Vanilla: Turkey. Went out again. Bought a large spring roll and sat down on the side of a small green part and ate it. Watched the man besides me feeding doves with sunflower seeds. Lovely. Walked to the Donner, a new entrance is open. Didn’t see any book i wanted. Went outside and walked the little roads up until the Markthal. Went into the Slegter. Checked some philosophy books. Nothing there that caught my eye. Went outside. Walked to the Gimsel and bought a proteine bar. Yum.
The sun was shining bright. I could see photos all around me. Beautiful. In the shade it was a bit chilly. In the sunshine warm.
I’m happy i simply enjoyed walking and watching the buildings and people.