The famous sociologist Robert Merton branded the phenomenon of OTSOG, Omar: On The Shoulders Of Giants. It is clear who is the giant and who is the dwarf on his shoulders. Without Allan’s ideas and unfathomable talent for satire you would never have heard from me. I have only written responses up to now, not even one single original story in satire. He inspires me to think along the threads he spins and he is kind enough to invite everybody to respond. It is 99,9% Allan and 0,1% me. It is my way of telling him how much I enjoy his writing, his knowledge of the actual situation, his formidable feeling for the absurdity of the present political situation. I share the anger and anxiety with him.

Of course I am grateful for the kind applause. It stimulates me to try to go on. Thank you!

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Friend of life and beauty and foe of spoilers of life and beauty. Golden marriage. Grandfather. Pianist and micro poet. Dutch, European.

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