Is het waar dat als je ouder wordt ook steeds meer in het verleden gaat leven ? (Dutch/English) … I asked de Velde if the man stayed put, if the end of his story was the end of his restlessness. “Maybe,” he said. The ending was ambiguous. Perhaps he’d found his place, but he also needed to keep moving—toward what even he couldn’t be sure.

Ik begin met het eind van een interview met Ryan Bradley (gepubliceerd 2017)

I’ll start with the end of an interview with Ryan Bradley (published 2017)…

https://www.vqronline.org/essays-articles/2017/04/long-way-home

de Velde had written another book, (LOT ONBEKEND paperback isbn 9789038927008  unfortunately only in Dutch) .. his first work of fiction. It was, he said, an adventure tale that skips across the globe and through time, all of it based on places he’d been. The story begins with a man shipwrecked on a desolate shore, and ends on the same lonely beach, hundreds of years later, with a different man who is also, somehow, the same. He wanders until he finds a tribe, and they recognize him. They tell him they’ve been waiting all these years to welcome him home.

I asked de Velde if the man stayed put, if the end of his story was the end of his restlessness. “Maybe,” he said. The ending was ambiguous. Perhaps he’d found his place, but he also needed to keep moving—toward what even he couldn’t be sure. De Velde knew this feeling because, of course, the man was him, and though he was home, and content, he missed his endless days at sea.

Is het waar dat als je ouder wordt ook steeds meer in het verleden gaat leven ? Waarom volg ik de Vendee Globe ? Omdat het non-stop rond de wereld eens mijn leven was ? Drie keer ! En ik ben er trots op. Ik deed het !!En dan die andere reizen: de eerste met de Orowa, de jongensdroom, dan na de 3 non-stoppers boven Rusland langs en de overwintering in Tiksi (Siberië) … misschien wel het grootste avontuur en toen 4 jaar weg met de Juniper, the voyage to paradise …

Ik volg de Vendee en zie dat de eersten de evenaar weer zijn gepasseerd … onderweg naar huis !

 

Is it true that as you get older you also start to live in the past? Why am I following the Vendee Globe? Because it was once my life; non-stop around the world ? Three times ! And I’m proud of it. I did it !! And then those other journeys: the first with the Orowa, the childhood dream, then after the 3 non-stoppers north of Russia and the winter in Tiksi (Siberia)perhaps the greatest adventure and then 4 years with the Juniper, the voyage to paradise …

 

 

I follow the Vendee and see that the first have passed the equator again… on their way home.

 


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