30 July 2007


A border is a strange concept.
Cross a border and meet different people.
Why do people just across a border speak a different language?
Why does an imaginary line mark a difference in culture?
How can a border be such a crisp distinction?
Does a border polarise differences?
Or did people drew the border at the location where differences were the biggest?
Are cultural differences smaller between people that speak the same language?
How about borders between peoples that speak the same language?
Is Belgium more like a big border than a small country?
Is Belgium a buffer state to separate peoples that do not understand each other?
Would a separation of Belgium into Flanders and Wallonia make the differences bigger or smaller?
Is Freddy Heineken's Eurotopia a good idea? (Split Europe into area with 5,000,000 to 10,000,000 people).
Would smaller countries result into smaller differences?
It sounds logical: The differences between Holland and Utrecht are small.
The smaller the differences, the less important the border.
The more borders the merrier?
Or should be abolish borders all together?

Time frontier

Do borders exist just in space or also in time?
There is a big difference between past and future.
The now is a clear border, yet very thin.
We continuously live between an unknown future and a fixed past.
The difference between future and past is a big one.
We live on the edge of time, called now.

Till next nut,