Thank you, my blog friends, for your concern, sympathy and best wishes! Also from Annemieke. πŸ™‚ She was pleasantly surprised by all your warm replies. This shot was taken the third day after our return from the hospital. The only thing we could do was walk and so we did. The next day our daughter came by train, to pick us up and drive us home; three days earlier as planned.

(looks best full screen; click once; and once more on the image and then F11)

  1. Harrie, all best wishes to you both, and I hope your wife mends quickly. Once again, thank you for this inspiring series of posts. Adrian πŸ™‚

    • Thanks my friend. I don’t think I would have posted a personal series like this if it would have happend outside our holiday. It was also a step outside my comfort zone and it feels okay. I have posted photo’s with a personal meaning in the past; but then the meaning is on a ‘deeper level’ and not as clear as a story written in words; it’s hidden and less ‘confronting’ then. Today’s shot shows Annemieke on a bench, watching over the lake. But I took the shot deliberately from a distance because it was also about her, in her brutally reduced world, and about the, bit sad, impossibility for me to get closer and really understand how it was for her.

      • Well, Harrie, take it easy, my friend – let this old man urge you not to rush at things, but to let time pass – and to see how you feel, how you both feel, as the accident gets further into the past. A πŸ™‚

        • Thanks for your advice, Adrian. What I said about the photo, was how I tried to capture the emotions of that moment, two days after the accident. Meanwhile we have moved on and know how to cope with the new situation. Annemieke is visiting a physiotherapist and has to do exercises to slowly start up the hand-movements again. And I’m the extra hand, when needed..

  2. I’m with Adrian, Harrie. I know it feels scary to open up as you have done here. I absolutely applaud your doing so. Brava!

  3. Elles said:

    Hoi lieve Harrie en Annemieke, lees jullie recentelijke avonturen nu pas. Dat is schrikken. wat een nare toestand. Gelukkig is het ergste leed nu geleden en is het hopen en vertrouwen op een spoedig en goed herstel van de gebroken pols. Geef Annemieke een dikke knuffel van ons ❀ ❀ PS Als jullie behoefte hebben aan een bijkom-vakantie, de Steenakker is in september-oktober 3 weken beschikbaar πŸ˜‰

    • Dank je Elles; ook namens Annemieke. Dat krijg je er nou van als je niet naar Tercui gaat… ;-). We hebben al een huisje geregeld op de heide bij Leersum, in oktober; maar dank voor het aanbod. Groeten!

  4. It’s a beautiful picture. And it certainly is nice to see Annemieke, sitting there and looking in front of her, in a calm posture, reflecting maybe on time passing and of the beauty of the experience, no matter what is thrown at you. And because of it. Thank you for sharing, Harrie.

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