Have you ever wondered why governments bail out the big banks and companies when the economy’s going through a rough patch...and let the small ones go under? And why more and more people all over the world are living in poverty?
With my hands clamped around a cup of cappuccino, I listen carefully to Marian Osinga sitting opposite me in her espresso bar and shop PS! That is until, from the corner of my eye I see co-owner Marcel Scholtalbers carefully placing freshly ground coffee beans into the coffee machine. With a cheerful sputter the handmade Italian La Marzocco cheerfully spreads an intense and captivating scent throughout the espresso bar. Meanwhile I resist the urge to close my eyes shamelessly while the warmth of the cup in my hands slowly makes its way to my heart. In the sensation the words pass me by and my thoughts return to another heart-warming moment. Unaware of the contented smile on my face I muse on a scene in the south of France.
Foto: Jonathan Kendrick op Sxc.hu
After two years of worrying, reasoning, considering other people’s warnings and listening to my fears, I finally had the courage to start my own business. In hindsight I wonder why I tormented myself for so long. For, I have always believed that, just like Paulo Coelho’s Warriors of the light, it was my nature to leap into the river of passion without hesitating. How come I didn’t have the courage to leap then?