We must have been the only tourists ever to go to Japan to stay in the hotel that Bill and Scarlett stayed in in that one movie. You see the weirdest things on TV. The hilarious part is that not one single non-Dutch person (them being the socalled target audience for this post) would know that I am referring to footage of our holiday that a million Dutch people saw on tv. Anyway. While you’re waiting for the next blog (which, incidentally, is going to be very long (the blog, not the wait)), I thought I would share a few updates about the book.
First of all, English readers, rejoice! The book did well enough to warrant the effort of a translation!
Second, despite all the work that went into creating the companion page for the book, where you will find a.o. the Spotify playlists, exactly two people visited the page thus far.
Third, did you know this blog got its title from a poem by Menko? Try translating poetry, or try finding an English title for the book. Impossible! Luckily we specialize in the impossible. Here is the translated poem:
Even if you know there’s less time ahead of you.
Even if this is all that remains, all you can confront, without fear.
Even if you have the courage to live on, to kiss and be kissed. Every single day.
Even if that’s what life has in store for you,
Then so be it.
Even with ALS.
Which also brings us to the English title: Even with ALS. Thank you, Marjan.