Of the dearest events

“Everytime you see a flood like that on the news you tell yourself: That’s it. That’s my heart.”

― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

We have had a few days of nice weather and the water isn’t causing that much trouble anymore. Even though I live in the Land van Maas and Waal, in the middle of the Netherlands (and then to the East), where the water from Germany and Belgium almost comes together, apparently all the work on the dykes and the areas around it that was done after the high water of 1995 has paid off, at least for this area.

A little more to the South, in the province of Limburg, people weren’t so lucky and still had to deal with actual flooding and evacuations last week. Now it is time for lots of cleaning up and repairing the damage that the water has caused.

Out There

Ramblings

In the backgrond.

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