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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  • Do I like myself on goodreads? 1 week ago I noticed on my Goodreads account that so far this year I have merely favored three books with a rating of five stars, as opposed to last year’s total of 14 books earning five stars.  I wonder if I am on rocky ground.  In a fit of enthusiasm I entered our new book A Sample of Gouda on the site...
  • The Dissection of a Service 3 weeks ago Halfway through the church service in the Begijnhof I felt a bit like analyzing the program. I looked down. I looked up.  I looked all around. Why not? I asked myself. So be it: an analysis of the Sunday Service last week as per the program. The program said: Call to Worship and Approach to God...
  • Email of the Week 2 months ago Emails are the best.  We were being told this at the mini seminar, send them. People appreciate emails. We, small business entrepreneurs, were being told this, they will thank you. Content is King, send the email. I decided to write an email of the week. It’s my new thing, and I won’t call...
  • Dog Hair Cancer 2 months 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 2 months 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... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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