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The magic of uncertain plans at “De Keukenhof”

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The magic of uncertain plans

Establishing constant order promises security from unwanted surprises. The mind likes to generate a driving force that loves planning to gain such protection. The problem is that frequently plans back up, causing the brain to start preparing for the follow-up tasks while scheduled ones are yet to be completed – often ending with irritation and stress.

Though there isn’t much room for surprises when life follows a rigidly planned path, some still manage to sneak in with the best of plans.
And it is precisely these that call the plans into question, pulling the rug from under your feet and making you stagger.

Yet, in the end, it is the course of life driving us, and even if you can’t completely stop planning, in most cases, the excessive stress is not worth it. With that in mind, it becomes easier to enjoy the predictable at times because there is a good chance it won’t stay that way.


I took this photo at the End of April 2022 in “De Keukenhof” in Lisse (the Netherlands). “De Keukenhof” is one of the biggest flower gardens in the world. Though this place is especially famous for its diversity of tulips, one can also see many other flowers. In this photo, you can see a little canal surrounded by tulips, light green spring grass, and trees.



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