Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Tricky Thing About Belgie

alleyway, antwerpen, originally uploaded by - di.

It's this ...

You arrive and you're not really welcome, a foreigner under a dark cloud of suspicion, that one of wanting into Europe like so many others probably and cluttering up this country already over-flowing with people. So it is that you run the gaunlet of District House and if you weren't grumpy before you're furious afterwards.

And it might be that you initially went angrily into the new world you found yourself in but slowly, over time you began falling a little in love with this country not your own and one day, quite suddenly, you turn a corner and voila, there's an alleyway and it's beautiful and this stad feels like home.


furiousBall said...

see i feel like that often here and that's ok. being an outsider or an alien does have it's advantages sometimes.

Inge De Leeuw said...

That just gave me goosebumps - such a beautiful observation!

Di Mackey said...

I didn't know you were an outsider, Van. You seem like you fit there perfectly but then again, maybe you're one of those people who fit anywhere :)

Dank u wel Inge, that was a lovely compliment :)