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I'd like to think that the helix or snail is the true hero in this world. They move around on shores and through woods as easy on the ground as on the bottom of the sea. They also climb razorblades without hurting themselves and they are the only type of animal that could survive nuclear disasters. They have more teeth than a shark, can sleep for three years without food and are hermaphrodite most of the times. Okay, too much salt is a problem, but that's a problem for every living creature. So why does most people disgust them ? Is it just the trace they leave when they pass our ways ? We all leave traces, don't we ? It's the proof that we're alive. Always look forward. But when it has rained, look down sometimes and try not to step on the little heroes. Thanks.
A second thing I'd like to think is that thinking is a bit overrated since Descartes (though he can't be blamed for that). Think of it as a derived sense, subordinate to primary senses, like seeing or hearing. Ask yourself what you will think in about 10 minutes.  If you are correct you may plan your life.  Or, like Wittgenstein said, "Don't think, but look !". I'm glad that the medical expertise nowadays is better than ever though.
A third thing I'd like to think is that I'm a fingerstyle-guitarist, especially when playing 12-string guitar. I write my own music and lyrics. Maybe in my case writing music is not the word. Melodies just come and go while playing guitar. I have to work much harder for the right words.
I was born in 1957 and live in a town on the coast in the Netherlands, Europe. What can I say about my musical background ? Well, in his younger days my father played the guitar. He wrote his own songs and his Dutch lyrics were great. So, slowly, I took an interest in this instrument and started playing guitar at the age of 19. In music I am kind of a loner but  I have played in acoustic bands: Desert (1980 - 1984), SB-4 (1989-1991) and ELSA (2001-2009).