It happens that after having a wonderful weekend (as we had this weekend) and Marion has to leave for her work again, I feel a bit…. sad? “Sad” is not the proper word, because I am not unhappy. Far from that. It is more a kind of little emptiness that is suddenly there. It is only me adapting to new week again…
And no, there is no need to do something about this. This is the way we have chosen to live. And to be honest, I am convinced that because of our way of living we are enjoying life so much!
Maybe a few words about the way Marion and I have chosen to share our lives (I noticed that there lately many new readers on my weblog). Basically it is all very simple. Marion and I both had very bad experiences with relations in the past. And before we met each other we have been on our own for a long time (Marion even way longer then me). In that time without partner (but to put it very clear, not without friends) we both created a strong desire for independence and freedom. This desire is not something you can push very easily apart, not to mention that we both don’t want to push it away. After all, it made our lives after all the disasters liveable again.
So after we discovered our mutual feelings for each other, we decided not to get married or move together. We both have our own home and share only the time together that we really want to be together. In The Netherlands we call this a LAT relation (Living Apart Together). And for us this works greatly…
Anyway, as said, don’t pity me. I am just a lucky guy who misses the lady he loves after a great weekend :).
So today I went along with Marion to Schiphol Airport. She needs to be tomorrow early on location for her next working week. Because of that she had to leave already on Sunday (luckily that happens not very often).
After she checked in, I watched from the promenade deck in which leaving plane she would be. But this time I failed in that. So after a little time I jumped on the train back home to Heemskerk.
Now there one thing that always makes me feel better when I am tired, a bit blue, unbalanced or whatever… and that is the sea. So in the train I decided to get off at the railroad station of Haarlem and catch the train to “Zandvoort aan de Zee” for a nice beach walk.
(BTW the dog on the picture above is a “Friese Stabij”, a breed I used to own dogs off. Salute Bas, Binke and Boukje!!!).
So I made a nice long walk along the beach of Zandvoort aan Zee. Made some pictures. Talked with some people. Played with a crazy dog (and learned the owner something about handling a dog :P). And as always, I felt good again. The sea is for me a miracle medicine :)
After a while I went home. In the train home I got the usual, but oh so welcome “I have landed safely” SMS. At home I made myself a nice dinner and had a beer or two.
Did I already mention that life is not bad at all?
Some remarks about the sea…
– One of the great things of having moved to Heemskerk is that the sea is so close by…
– This year I really want to go horseback riding with Marion on the beach…
– One day, when there is lots of wind, maybe even a storm, I want to go make pictures at the beach.
And oh, Marion… Remember the place where we ate “Kibbeling” (no idea how to translate that to Englisch)? Today I had these big baked shrimps. They were more then delicious!!!! :)