Rob Schipper

Today would have been Rob Schipper’s birthday. Together with Ton de Nooy he founded Jan XVII. For years, Rob kept watch faithfully, also literally, in ZeeVELD so that the efforts of the foundation could take shape here. He passed away earlier this year.

As a tribute, we recently placed a commemorative plaque on the house he had built on the site.

For what the silence produces

To become silent is to become a woman. And mother. All willingness to love and receive every word; then to wait motionless and finally to give birth: the life-giving word. And again. And again.

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