(text written on October 27, 2011
moderated on January 29, 2014)
I’m a walker on my path, all alone, sometimes accompanied,
but all choices and movements finally are mine.
The path is made by steps.
a path is what we see in front of us
how we imagine where our next steps will go.
I made some big steps in my life as well as many small ones.
As a child I grew up in a very severe, religious atmosphere.
To get to know its origin better,
I moved to Norway and stayed for 2 years.
I bursted out of there and ran away, taking many steps at a time.
Back to my homeland.
Because I couldn’t imagine myself being a prisoner in a religion.
I worked in a broadcast company for 22 years.
Then I jumped out, sold almost everything I owned and emigrated again,
but now to Italy.
Again many steps in a short time.
But after a while I didn’t see a path anymore.
I returned to the Netherlands in 2004.
After some time of reflection and work
I decided to follow a big dream:
to work for myself, on my own,
all based on my wish to compose music.
I felt to get closer and closer
to the fulfillment of this important dream,
which slowly becomes real in the PianoTweets project.
A project with many possibilities and space for creativity,
but in fact, this path is a soloist’s path as well.
I will always be a walker with only my steps.
(Thanks to Marja Willems, who inspired me with her blog about a walker).