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Reisverslag Suicidale frog
5 september 2016
For 5 weeks i slept in a tent, together with Olivia from the Netherlands.,normally i'm not really fond of Dutch people while i'm travelling, but Rosalie, Olivia and Yvonne were great!
Olivia and i had so much fun in the tent. I hadn't been laughing that much anymore. We talked every night before going to bed. We did some sweetcandy popping and we shared our lives.
The first night we had a visitor in the tent.
I wasn't moving, she wasn't moving, but something moved. Scared as we were, we finally discovered that we had a black cat in our home. What!
The second night the cat cried out loud, because it couldn't come in. The reason for that was that on Olivia's side the tent leak, so we got a massive plastic cover over our tent. The third night and the nights after, the cat would walk around the tent and would walk with us or would be guarding the tent.
The next following weeks Olivia and i got plenty more visitors: a green frog, some beatles, mosquito's, flies, spiders and who knows what else has been there to come and have a look.
I also had the pleasure to pee outside again, i had been missing that so much.
In Stensbaek the holistic centre they try to combine volunteers with participants, by doing games, singing every morning, sitting around the campfire and introducing ourselfs.
There was a week that i got loads of compliments about presenting food, salades and the blueberry cheesecake. The 3 fresh blueberry cheesecake, were gone in 30 seconds.
Linnea and Frank the owners of Stensbaek, also do a lot for us volunteers. We went to the beach, they took us to the performance of one of the other volunteers. They pick and drop you off from the busstop. And in return for your help, you have breakfast, lunch, dinner and every day a homemade cake. Plus on top of all that, you can eat fruit all day long.
It's really easy going in Stensbaek. Had my doubts in the first couple of days, but after a week it was all good. Dutch people are known of their big mouth and hard and direct way of communication. So the first days i got into a massive discussion and a not very nice experience. But i wasn't planning to change myself. It took me a while to speak out for myself, so no way i was giving up my personality and character, because someone dislikes it. I'm maybe to proud now, but i'm happy with myself!!
On my days off i was either walking, cycling or sleeping.
One day i was walking and saw a frog in the middle of the road. The frog wasn't moving, when i took pictures of it, but it was alive i'm sure.
Suddenly i saw a car coming our way. I thought let's get the frog of the road, but i didn't. Normally frogs feel the vibration and will jump away right??
The car past and went with a bow around me, but at the same moment, the car drove by with 60km per hour and the frog got smacked to the ground. Dead, maybe still breathing, but paralysed. Was i guilty?? Did i feel guilty?? It was a coinsidence that the day before i had seen a movie. Named; A thousand times goodbye. It was about a journalist/ photographer who went to warzones to shoot pictures and make a story with that, to improve safety etc...... She had a story going on about female suicide bombers. The whole tradition, the whole proces, from beginning till end. She stood by, when the woman blow herself up. Of course she ended up in the hospital herself, but she knew, the woman would kill innocent people and she didn't feel guilty, so should i feel quilty about the suicidale frog?? Any way that afternoon i went back to bed and when i looked up, there was the same size and coloured frog jumping through our tent. What!!
The spirit lives forward!
The nights in Denmark got darker and darker, to find our tent wasn't always easy and a black cat with shiny yellow eyes didn't make it any better. But as it was very light at night in the first weeks, the last couple of weeks, we finally could see the beautiful stars.
My last day at Stensbaek, i woke up early again and for what kind of reason, i was in a good mood. So good that i picked up a slug, a black slippery slug and said to Olivia, that i had a surprise for her. Olivia is kinda blind, so i had to place my hand right in front of her face. But as you know, slugs curl themself up, so when i arrived at the tent, it looked like a black pile of shit. Olivia had a good look at it, and then screamed out loud and moved to the end of her bed and we both started to laugh. Me outside the tent and she on the end of her bed. Hahahahaha she almost got a heart attack, but well she will never forget me now.
Christa came by thinking we were having a party with 10 people, but it was only us two. So me full of energy dressed myself and let Olivia hear my alarmsong, but because songs repeat there chorsus, i jumped up by the last chorsus and did the running man dance. Wow she was laughing out loud and told me she was glad that i showed my real personality the last day. Horrible as she said. Hahahaha she definitely wouldn't have make it through those 5 weeks otherwise. And on top of all this i took a picture, when she was putting in her contacts, gna gna.
With the tuning in, who would be my last, everyone had something really nice to say about me. Even the ones i didn't expected from. It was only positive. I actually hadn't noticed i was so beloved by all those people. I wasn't yet crying, but i do feel really respected. After tuning in Olivia and i cycled to Arnum, the village next door. In the store a woman, who was born in Rosmalen, the Netherlands, asked if Olivia was my daughter. Hahaha what??? Yes i had been calling out for her and she always answered with yes i'm here, but i guess the look on my face said enough hahaha. Well what a beautiful and crazy morning, who ended wett when we got back at Stensbaek.
I have been very happy and in peace at Stensbaek. I think i have never been this happy before in a big group. I've been totally myself, and for that i got the greatest compliments. It was a great experience and i'm very grateful for everything and everyone. Thank you all!!
Before i left, Rosalie treated me on a home made carrot cake with freshly brewed coffee. Agnes brought me to the trainstation in the afternoon and Yvonne and Cody gave us some company. It was a nice goodbye!
5 september 2016 18:32 | Door: Mathea
eindelijk een verhaal over je 'baantje' in Denemarken. Het holistisch centrum heeft je goed gedaan.....
helemaal ZEN geworden, lekker toch. Was het geen pad op de weg? Die springen niet zomaar opzij volgens mij. Waarover je zoal kunt filosoferen ? Kus, mom
28 september 2016 20:31 | Door: Jan Willem
Even tijd gevonden om weer bij te lezen over je belevenissen. Je rijgt de leuke ontmoetingen weer moeiteloos (nou ja, bijna) aaneen. Goed om te weten dat je wordt gewaardeerd om wie je bent.
Jan Willem (en ook Joke en Peuk)
2 december 2016 07:53 | Door: Annelies (buuf)
Lieve Lai, heb genoten van je belevenissen in Denemarken. Misschien ben je er nog of alweer weg? Wel een wat late reactie van mij, maar ik denk nog vaak aan jou op Vlieland. Zonder jou en mijn buurman A zal het er toch minder gezellig zijn. Zal jullie wel missen volgende keer. Een beetje vroeg nog, maar ik wens je veel leuke avonturen in goede gezondheid, volgend jaar. Lieve groeten Buuf.