Waiting for my laptop being brought back from it's zombie state. Thought it would be ready after two days, getting impatient (should I buy an Apple after all, to get rid of those virusses attacking my work in progress..?). It always feels awkward, leaving your laptop in the hands of strangers, hoping they won't destroy all information (oh NO, NOT MY iTunes!!) and the small parts of the book I've written untill now. Especially when they just now mentioned my password did not work (it did when I typed it) and they couldn't phone me ("ah, is that an eight..!?"). Could just swallow the offer to buy him glasses. But no worries, there is always this internet cafe and a nice cup of coffee in the BLENDZ around the corner (best coffee so far and so much better than the American sweet tasteless skimmed-milk variant they call coffee at Starbucks).
Have had a few cosy hours in the public library yesterday, picking up books on The Beatles and, far more interesting as a subject, David Bowie, along with the book that sparked the theory behind my book: Opening and Closing by sociologist Orrin Klapp (no website). Will write some on this theory soon since this will be the opening part of the book. Let's suffice to mention for now he's created a circle through which the spirit of the times flow, from opening to closing and back. Where we are now in Dutch culture must be easy to answer. There are four choices: good opening (exploration), bad opening (overload), bad closing (banality) and good closing (redundance). Make your choice and send your answers. Will reward the best guess.