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Let the children play

Early this morning, I went for a little walk. The sun on my face, an audiobook in my ears. Ahead, pavers were already at work, and I passed at a safe distance. My way led into the outskirts of our little village, just around the corner. And there was no one that early, except for a couple of horses.

On my way back I saw this sidewalk chalk drawing. And in my mind, I saw a little girl, a piece of chalk in her hand, the tip of her tongue between her teeth. She created a beautiful colorful flower, sky blue and sunny yellow. The image moved me and filled me with hope.

Loesje wrote:

Wat er ook speelt in een land,
laat het vooral de kinderen zijn.

I can’t translate the exact words, for there is a pun in the Dutch words. But it means something like: whatever is happening in a country, let the children play. And in these corona times, they seem to be the only ones who can do so safely. 


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Now that we can no longer carefree roam whenever and wherever we want to due to the coronavirus, now that we work from home and keep our social distance when possible, I want to share photos that bring the outdoors inside. I will describe what made me take those pictures and the way they made me feel. They will be collected under the category OUTSIDE IN. Feel free to join in!Figments outside in


Caretaker of lads and cat. Writer. Typing away on my second feelgood novel, creating time during busy days, and nights if needed. Because I'd love to introduce you to the wonderful people who are living in my mind. Avid reader. RPGamer. No lady, but all woman.

7 thoughts on “Let the children play

  1. Mooi Marion! Het is inderdaad moeilijk die tekst van Loesje te vertalen in het Engels. (Ik vraag me nu af: kan het in het Duits? Was auch spielt, lass es die kinder sein. (?) ) Wat onmiddellijk in mijn hoofd sprong en er vermoedelijke de komende zeven weken niet meer uit wil is dat liedje van Cat Stevens: Where do the children play. Niet erg. Mooi liedje. 🙂

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