Archive for October, 2003
Alles Ordelijk. Evertyhing in Order. That was Pake Atze’s motto as you would find it in his Ex Libris. I got to know this motto as his grandson. As a little anarchist and natural chaotic I would be fascinated by the way he administered his extended family as if it was a parish or a borough. You’d also see the typical AO-logo on other personal items, such as the suitcases of my well-regulated granddad. It is ironic that this A in an O has been the symbol of anarchism since the turmoil of the Spanish civil war. I’ve never told this to Pake, but his astute sense for order and structure has found a well cherished place in my life.