Ducks in London

Posted on April 14, 2017 by Feiko Beckers

A few weeks ago I was on the phone with someone from London. While we talked I suddenly started to hear ducks in the background.
      “Are you outside?” I asked her surprised. In the end it was still February and I am familiar with the harsh winters in London.
      “I’m on my balcony.” She told me. “It’s really sunny today. What about Brussels?”
      Although it was already noon, I hadn’t looked out of the window yet. And indeed. It was also really sunny in Brussels.

I know that the first thing a lot of people do when they wake up, is to look out the window. To see what the weather is like. But I rarely do that. It’s not that I don’t care about the weather, it’s just that I’m fine with a lot of different types of weather. As long as there’s no snowstorm raging outside, I’m satisfied with basically everything.
      For the same reason I never look in the mirror. Not even through the lens of a camera, like Lev is doing in this picture. Because I’m also basically fine with everything that I see in the mirror. There’s nothing in there that I’m looking forward to see, but at the same time there’s also nothing that could potentially upset me. So why take a look?

Nevertheless I decided to look out of the window more often. Because I felt a bit embarrassed that I apparantly need someone in London to tell me what the weather is like. Especially when it’s surprisingly sunny.
      However, I will keep avoiding the mirror. Because I don’t expect to find these kind of nice surprises there.

Photo: Lev Ilizirov

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