mari-ar, Netherlands
  • country Netherlands
  • Member since Joined 4th Oct., 2009
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icon 2 Sent postcards on World Postcard Day in 2020 and 2022WPD
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  • icon Dutch and English fluently, un peu français, ein wenig Deutsch
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  • icon 19th October 1945
    (77 years old)
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About Mari...

Groeten uit / Greetings from Haarlem, Noord-Holland.

May peace be with you.
I find Postcrossing is for an exchange of thoughts turned visual to widen our horizons. Do you agree? I’m truly shocked by the sheer IGNORANCE, INDIFFERENCE and DENIAL most of all, of what is going on politically. Let us all come to our senses, I want to cry out.

I’m an art lover and avid reader. If you are too, please tell me of a favourite artist or author, perhaps a quote. Or mention a composer, a film, a building, a recipe, or whatever is an interest of yours. If you're going to visit my country and if we have interests in common, I could be your guide.

I'm a retired librarian, mother and grandmother. I help immigrants learn Dutch and refugees to improve their English.

Economy and ecology clash. We should focus on what is best for the planet, I think, and thus for all people.

Whoever said “Power Corrupts” was right. Never give people much power. We tend to abuse it.

Quote: The important thing is never to stop questioning. (Albert Einstein)

Favourite piece of music on YouTube currently:
Khatia Buniatishvili playing Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in Kyiv, 2016.

Standard sized postcards preferred. My faves are cards I did not receive myself.

My avatar is a cupboard bed from the national open air museum in Arnhem where I lived from 1985 to 2021. I love beds, esp. in paintings.

I appreciate information on whatever you're sending. It would be nice if people wrote captions and comments to their postcards; that is, when the picture is not self-evident.

Thank you! / Dank je wel.

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