Kroy and Haiku

an old man appears in the train and tells me to write - when I wake up, I am hungry for yoghurt. is this winter?

nights in kroy (6)

waiting at a busstop

Society can be seen as waiting at a busstop. There are people looking permanently at their watch, there are people eating their sandwhich, in little pieces, but very fast, since they have to have everything swallowed once the bus is there, there are people almost falling asleep (once they are in, they will definitely fall asleep), there are people doing their make-up, people doing their morning gym, people staring at each other, people talking about the weather, people bitching about how slow the bus is and that they don't have a car and that life is toooooo expensive, people flirting, people on the phone, people sneaking around in circles, ready to go in the back door in order not to pay the fee ... And Haitians? Haitians say that when Haitians wait at a busstop, they do not know when the bus will come, they do not know how much they'll have to pay and they do not know where the bus is going. But, yet, they are waiting.

the cathedral of Kroy

The cathedral of Kroy announces itself to be the biggest cathedral in the world. This, however, is by far not the most remarcable feature of this building. It is also the cleanest cathedral in the world (at least on the inside...). This might be due to the fact that it was built much later than other cathedrals, or that there is a regular pest control coming through the building, or that people put in an enourmous effort to contrast the decay on the outside with the cleanliness on the inside. Thus, the heating system inside the church prevents the growth of moisture, the public bathrooms prevent urine smell in the apse, the green and red neon lighting prevents drug consumption and the immaculately built columns and walls, in a very mosaic ride through architectural history, prevents the attribution to one style. As Kroyans know very well, the cathedral has been built more as a symbol of a church than of a real church, combining romanesque columns in gothic heights with the deliberately left unfinished wall (as a hint towards the time and effort it took for the construction), with lamps from all countries and nations (a hint to the mixed population which was supposed to contemplate the church) and an altar by Andy Warhol (as a symbol of openmindedness towards contemporary art and sexual orientations ... although,.... this might be going too far in the interpretation). In order to make the outside more attractive, peacocks are wandering around and a basketball court invites to play.

Nights in Kroy (5)


Cultural heritage ("national heritage" or just "heritage") is the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations. Often though, what is considered cultural heritage by one generation may be rejected by the next generation, only to be revived by a succeeding generation. The heritage that survives from the past is often unique and irreplaceable, which places the responsibility of preservation on the current generation. Smaller objects such as artworks and other cultural masterpieces are collected in museums.

a symbol...

A symbol is something such as an object, picture, written word, sound, or particular mark that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention. For example, a red octagon may stand for "STOP". On maps, crossed sabres may indicate a battlefield.

people who ring your doorbell (4)

"do you have television and maybe you are interested in cable." "no, thankks, we do not have TV and we are not interested in cable." "no TV? but... what do you do then?" ":)" "well, I guess you can read or do other things.... well, I'll try next door."

we are writing the year 9002

.... even in the City of Kroy, the new year has begun. it has sneaked around the corner, invisibly, and would not have been noticed if it had turned off its headlights....