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The first 2 days of lockdown

Haarlem, 15 December 2020 What did I learn? The nurseries and schools are closed. So where does everyone go? To the public playgrounds...all together, at the same time. Pfff... what a mess. I spoke with a dad because Yaron wanted to play…
David Enker

The Christmas Lockdown

Haarlem, 15 December 2020   Today is the last day of my son’s day care. Full lockdown #2 starts tomorrow. Yaron is 2,5 years old, so he is too young to be left alone. As my wife is the one with the important job I will be the one…
David Enker

Full of joy

Haarlem, 25 June 2020 Dear Yaron, Welcome to the world my lovely son. At 2 years, you seem to be having a strong will of your own, bordering on stubbornness. Like your mother, you are operating independently just fine. God only knows who…

The Man with the Hat

Maybe the man with the hat is my real father. Hiding behind his newspaper four seats away in the train. I spoke with him over the phone a couple of weeks ago, but all I had was this tiny photograph of him. His face was pushed half out of…
David Enker

Naked

I enter the hospital room and there he is, sitting up straight in his bed with his bald head hanging low into his hands. Even though I can’t see his face, his thin long fingers reveal his bones. He doesn’t seem to notice me. Outside the…