If you are a traveller between cultures, space, time, and language, then you must be familiar with what happens to me, almost every time, when I travel from one home to the other. You see things, people, and behaviour that is so familiar to those who never managed to have a look from the outside to the inside that they won’t ever see what you are seeing.


Can you think of anyone you know (with the exceptions of a German:) who would, in their right mind, even consider buying a “gift ribbon organiser”? An organiser for all those gift ribbons that would otherwise, i.e. without the organiser, just be thrown around your house. What a disaster that would be!

It made me think that life offers its own challenges to everybody.