Sophia turns 27 today

Today, December 7th, Sophia turns 27 years old.

A girl goes missing.
A piano stays silent.
Lives in pieces.
The pain is immense.

We miss her so very, very much.

Seven times around the earth,
If need be on hands and feet,
Seven times to greet that special one,
Who is standing there laughing, waiting,
Seven times around the earth.

Seven times across the sea,
Barely clothed, what would it matter,
If I could only bring that person back.
Seven times across the sea-
Seven times, to stand together again.

after Ida Gerhardt (1905-1997)

Marije Slijkerman
Gerard, Max en Jan Koetsier