Hallo. Ik ben dingenzoeker. Dat is iemand die dingen zoekt. En vindt. Dat kan op straat zijn, of online. Streetart, public art, quotes, dichtkunst, mooie woorden, grafisch design, mooie plaatjes. Alles wat mijn hersenen kietelt.

SatApr 12th
I’m with Snoopy on this one.

I’m with Snoopy on this one.

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TueMar 18th
bedelgeuse:

"just breathe" anatomical lungs collage by bedelgeuse

bedelgeuse:

"just breathe" anatomical lungs collage by bedelgeuse

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FriDec 20th
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SatNov 23rd
Contemplating things past, imagining the future, while being in the here and now. Truth. Wind, trees, birds. Feelings. New vibes arising in her soul.

Contemplating things past, imagining the future, while being in the here and now. Truth. Wind, trees, birds. Feelings. New vibes arising in her soul.

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FriSep 20th

Trans-Europ-Express (1967)

Trans-Europ-Express (1967)

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SatAug 31st
Allemachtig prachtig

Allemachtig prachtig

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ThuAug 8th

Love this song and quote on literaryjukebox:

The world of learning is so broad, and the human soul is so limited in power! We reach forth and strain every nerve, but we seize only a bit of the curtain that hides the infinite from us.

Pioneering astronomer Maria Mitchell in Maria Mitchell: Life, Letters and Journals

Song: “Mystery” by Beth Orton

iTunes :: Amazon :: Back to Brain Pickings

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WedMay 8th
"No comment"

"No comment"

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FriDec 21st
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Ten Relationship Words That Aren't Translatable Into English

  • Mamihlapinatapei (Yagan, an indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego): The wordless yet meaningful look shared by two people who desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to start.
  • Yuanfen (Chinese): A relationship by fate or destiny. This is a complex concept. It draws on principles of predetermination in Chinese culture, which dictate relationships, encounters and affinities, mostly among lovers and friends.
  • Cafuné (Brazilian Portuguese): The act of tenderly running your fingers through someone's hair.
  • Retrouvailles (French): The happiness of meeting again after a long time.
  • Ilunga (Bantu): A person who is willing to forgive abuse the first time; tolerate it the second time, but never a third time.
  • La Douleur Exquise (French): The heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can’t have.
  • Koi No Yokan (Japanese): The sense upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall into love.
  • Ya’aburnee (Arabic): “You bury me.” It’s a declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person, because of how difficult it would be to live without them.
  • Forelsket: (Norwegian): The euphoria you experience when you’re first falling in love.
  • Saudade (Portuguese): The feeling of longing for someone that you love and is lost. Another linguist describes it as a "vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist."
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ThuDec 13th
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FriDec 7th
"Sort of Revolution"

"Sort of Revolution"

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ThuOct 25th

Found this video years ago on YouTube, and added it to my 'Philosophy' playlist a little bit later. Just now, I was watching the animation 'Rooted'. The music sounded familiar. Where did I hear that before? … Suddenly it came to me, it sounds like the background music in the video above, 'Instruction Manual For Life'. Perfect timing. Why, you ask?

All kids and grown ups should watch this YouTube video at least once in their life. It’s about all the different kinds of religions in this world, different beliefs. And how narrowmindedness can harm people around you, and your own friendships.
You could even broaden the message expressed in this video. Be openminded to the way other people lead their lives. It might not be your way of life, but let others choose how they would like to live.


I’m posting this today because I just saw a talkshow on Dutch TV called ‘Pauw&Witteman’, where a discussion took place between Mariska de Haas (general editor of a catholic Dutch newspaper) and Barbara Barend (sports reporter, married to a woman). De Haas is prejudiced about kids growing up in a family with two gay partners. According to this woman kids can’t grow up happy in such a family. Both a father and a mother must be present, according to this ‘de Haas’-woman.

Well, get real, Haas-creature!
Every family is different. And in 99.99% of ALL families ‘shit happens’. A father or mother dying at a very young age, parents neglecting their children, a parent suffering from depression ‘leaning’ heavily on the children, a biological father that wouldn’t take responsibility or doesn’t even know that the child exists, parents who never learned or just don’t know how to nourish a child, cuddle, give children the love they need, and set boundaries. I could continue this list, and fill pages. But I won’t. What matters:
The happiness of a child, or the ‘happy childhood’ doesn’t depend on the sexual preferences of their parents. It depends on the personality of the parents, if they can cope with difficult circumstances that happen in their life. Be there. Listen. Give warmth and love.

I think a kid would be lucky to grow up with Barbara Barend as a mother. She radiates love and friendliness, has a succesfull job to pay the bills with, she’s smart and seems to be balanced.

So, 'kids' of narrowminded parents, Mariska de Haas and alike, watch this Instruction Manual For Life video, and learn. Be inspired. Contemplate. Let people be. And sing along with Raul Midon’s 'Next Generation'. And live happily ever after.

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MonOct 22nd
For me Jacques Brel was a punk before Johnny Rotten.
— Quote by Gavin Friday in a great interview on ‘De laatste show’ on Belgian television. (Excellent interview, except for the ‘contribution’ by Kees van Kooten. I’m kinda curious what went on in his head, maybe he was as stoned as ‘a garnaal’ (a shrimp) or something. Beats me.
And so it seems, also Gavin was thinking ‘U-huh, yeah. So what?’, concluding from the (justified) bored look on his face. :-))

Actually his performance right after the interview, his interpretation of ‘Au Suivant’, is the reason that I put this online. It gets to me, it grabs me, every time I listen to it. It starts at 7 min 37 sec.



"Found" it when I was watching TV on February 14th 2012, and ‘ran into’ this interview. Lucky me.

(The original ‘Au Suivant’ by Jacques Brel can be found here)

Au Suivant - Lyrics translation

Next, next

Naked as sin
An army towel covering my belly
Some of us blush
Somehow knees turning to jelly

Next, next

I was still just a kid
There were a hundred like me
I followed a naked body
A naked body followed me

Next, next

I was still just a kid
When my innocence was lost
In a mobile army whorehouse
Gift of the army, free of cost

Next, next

Me, I really would have liked
A little bit of tenderness
Maybe a word, a smile
An hour of happiness

But next, next

Oh, it wasn’t so tragic
The high heavens didn’t fall
But how much of that time
I hated being there at all

Next, next, next

Now I always will recall
The brothel truck, the flying flags
The queer lieutenant who slapped
Our asses as if we were fags

Next, next

I swear on the wet head
Of my first case of gonorrhea
It is his ugly voice
That I forever hear

Next, next, next

That voice that stinks of whiskey
Of corpses and of mud
It is the voice of nations
It is the thick voice of blood

Next, next, next

And since then each woman
I have taken to bed
Seems to laugh in my arms
To whisper through my head

Next, next

All the naked and the dead
Should hold each other’s hands
As they watch me scream at night
In a dream no one understands

Next, next

And when I am not screaming
In a voice grown dry and hollow
I stand on endless naked lines
Of the following and the followed

Next, next, next, next

One day I’ll cut my legs off
Or burn myself alive
Anything, I’ll do anything
To get out of line to survive

Not ever to be next
Not ever to be next
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SunAug 12th

Rooted - Two trees fall in love but unfortunately they can’t hold each other.



Prachtig animatiefilmpje. Volgens mij voor het eerst dat ik ontroerd ben, tranen in m’n ogen krijg, lichte brok in m’n keel, van een animatiefilmpje.

Gevonden op http://youtu.be/IshQFFwW30U

(Source: youtube.com)

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