The Sweet Bag of the Bee

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The Sweet Bag of the Bee
Persephone Abbott, musician and writer, lives in The Netherlands. Born in America she left to live in Europe at a young age to pursue a life other than what she could have otherwise experienced.
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  • Dog Hair Cancer 6 days ago She was picking the dog hair off of my black sweat jacket. We were sitting at the tram stop on the Overtoom.  Our conversation, begun in English, slipped about in Dutch. I recognized her as the small stooped Asian woman who was with me in the hair drying space at the gym merely ten minutes before...
  • Village Repast 1 week ago It seemed portentous.  I closed the last page, Joyce’s Ulysses, looked up and saw that an email from my lawyer had landed in my mailbox.  Jolted from a remote thought about a particularly vibrant and whimsical strain of the celebrated short sighted feminine sense of chronology, I held my...
  • The Top 2 weeks ago I suppose we all have something particular in mind we assume we will stumble across one day. The perfect this or the perfect that. At the moment for me, well I write at the moment, but it’s been a long moment, about a year or two I believe, and by this I mean I really believe that someplace in...
  • Hydrangea Ideas 3 weeks ago While waiting for the bus in Gouda, I listened to someone practice the piano, old fashioned pieces and  not badly played. I inspected the hydrangeas next to the bus stop, and all the other foliage in full summer bloom. A retired person was exercising their free time and motor skills. It was a...
  • The Valuable Thought 1 month ago “I don’t want to write that, that proposal.” My eyes cast themselves upon the essay topic. It’s that time of the year again when I become obsessive about Coursera courses online, this one entitled “Soul Beliefs” and the topic was “Why are religions necessary?” They are certainly... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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