Category Archives: Katarina

Poetry and Poverty

Drawing by Astrid: We are interrupted in the middle of our Spanish lesson by a solemnly looking woman: dark, long, sleek hair, pronounced eye-brows, no eye contact. She presents her case: “I hear you are speaking Spanish here, and we … Continue reading

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Heart matters

I am standing at the window in my bedroom, the room we used to share with Betty for more than twenty years. The Atomium, the Brussels re-discovered icon, is glistening in the morning sun outside the window. It is supposed … Continue reading

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Lost and Found in the North Station

Photo: Courtesy to Lucia and Viki 🙂 Not much was visible of the man on the platform: a hat pulled down to his nose, eyes downcast on the device he was holding in both hands, wrinkled grey coat, o-shaped legs. Still, … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Summer Night under the Moon in Brussels

The moonlight is pouring through the big glass sliding door; the garden is asleep; the whole neighbourhood seems asleep. It is only past eleven in the night of late August, but people in this suburb go to bed early or … Continue reading

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A Christmas Surprise

The Cat hid in the empty cake box placed on the kitchen table – it was to be washed and filled with Xmas biscuits not yet baked. Its lid was inlaid with snowflakes. The Ave Maria performed by the Viennese … Continue reading

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