Yesterday, the coarse sand (almost gravel) in our sandbox was finally replaced with fine sand, which can be used creating all kinds of things – cakes, animals, you name it…
Consequently, the little one and I went out this morning to test the new sand, and I dare say it was lots of fun. I practiced my skills in rapid sand object construction, because it never took long between the little one´s discovery of my new object and its imminent destruction. Consequently, my job was to distract her long enough to finish my job and then watch it fall apart in the matter of splitseconds. I felt a bit like Andy Goldsworthy – whom I adore – but despite my often criticized large ego, I won´t go as far as to compare my talent to his. The only similarity was the short-lived nature of the “art” creation.
Sand jellyfish and sea urchin, prior to the discovery by the little one
(Now deceased) Sand jellyfish and sea urchin after the discovery of the little one
Sand castle – just discovered by the little one and still unaware of the danger it is currently in.. (lurking in the shadows)
Shortly after the discovery, as expected, all hell broke loose, and without prisoners being taken the entire castle was wiped from the face of the earth within seconds, while the little one´s battle cries echoed over the playground
The sand castle didn´t put up a fight and victory of the little one was inevitable, who with a smug face turned to me after the mayhem was over, obviously proud of having forced my creation into oblivion.
Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.