• The Winter of Listening

    by David Whyte (The House of Belonging) No one but me by the fire,my hands burningred in the palms whilethe night wind carrieseverything away outside. All this petty worrywhile the…

  • Kindness

    What strikes me is that art has become something that has to do with objects and not with people or with life in our society. Art is a specialty of…

  • Be with the pain of the Other

    Listening is probably the most important thing you can do to help someone who is grieving. It’s more important than saying the right things. Allowing your friend, neighbor, child to communicate and…

  • Begrijpen

    In mijn TEDtalk van 2015 vertelde ik hoe ik mijn moeder probeerde te begrijpen om door haar ogen naar de wereld te kijken. Maar de eerlijkheid gebiedt mij te zeggen…