Monologue

338 | December 4th

Mitchel Lensink
Dec 4, 2021
1 min read

December 4th. Jay-Z's birthday. I don't know why I know that but I just do. For some reason I think about it every years since gaining that knowledge. I do the same with other random birthdays as well. For example, there's this guy that I went to high school with that I got along with pretty well. We no longer speak since leaving high school, though we're still friendly when we run into each other somewhere. I still know his birthday is January 16th. I don't need to remember that, it's not like I'm going to congratulate him every year, but somehow I can't forget it as well.

At the same time, I can't remember birthdays of more important people in my life. People that I still see regularly and would therefore appreciate it if I send them a message on their birthday. So I need a birthday calendar to remember those birthdays but somehow I always remember Jay-Z's. I have yet to figure out the significance of all this.

What is significant though, is that I'll continue my Grebbeliniepad walk today. It'll require a short bus ride to Woudenberg, Pothbrug and then I can walk about 10 KM until I reach another busstop which is serviced by the same bus line. I then simply hop back on the bus and ride it in the other direction back to my starting point. It sounds like a solid plan in theory but we'll find out how this works in practice.

Busses are generally pretty reliable in The Netherlands but nevertheless I'm wary of getting stranded on some random provincial road in December when darkness sets in early. The cold of the past few days only increases my wariness so I'll make sure I won't have to take the final bus of the day. Because if that happens, it might be my final bus, period... (kidding, of course).

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