It’s funny how you don’t see the falling of the leaves
but the barrenness of the trees surprises
It’s funny how you don’t see the light slipping away
but yet you notice the darkness of the hour
It’s funny how you don’t observe the days getting shorter
but evenings have never felt so long
It’s funny how you don’t notice the first moment you put on a scarf
until you feel the sudden chill creeping up your spine
It’s funny, the way the colours evolve,
the seasons change,
and time slipping away,
It’s funny, how life catches up with you
While you are doing dishes and deciding what to have for dinner
While making lunch boxes and booking summer holidays
While riding trains and making ways through crowds
While folding laundry and putting memories in boxes
It’s funny, this whole ticking of the time
The way life just
I don’t always have a lot to say about my daily life. Not a lot happens most days. But every month I end up with a collection of photo’s, memories, that are not worth mentioning on their own, but that have somehow added up. So I thought, why not share them? The idea is to start a new series, where I share my monthly favourites (sort of like those people on YouTube), but rather than material things, they will be snapshots of small things that I’ve enjoyed over the past month. Today marks my first of those posts. Let’s discover October! My favourite moments:
Introducing my new pet to the household. Cozy, right?
Talking to other (future) globetrotters at the Go Strange information fair with Gwennin, one of my fellow volunteers in Indonesia.
Seeing these guys on a random Sunday afternoon stroll in my city. Notice how the guy is beckoning me to get in. I politely declined this request.
Finding millions of buttons in a shop that same afternoon.
Ending a sunny afternoon talking to a friend until the sun goes down.
Reminiscing over this moment with my Aussie friend Hannah. Probably one of my favourite photos ever taken. We skype whenever I miss her. So a lot.
Half succeeding to do a fishtail braid with my short(er) hair.
When you’re trying to study for an exam, but your folder just refuses to cooperate. No, just no.
Meeting Alexander Skarsgård with Seya. Better believe it, bitches.
Visiting family and watching the sun set as we drive home.
Playing board games with my best friends. I’m a huge board game fan. Things get competitive.
Fall. Autumn. Herfst. Höst. Beautiful in every language.
Experimenting with new vegetables. Butternut and spaghetti pumpkin.
Discovering new places. Het Pand, Ghent.
Evening strolls in the city centre