Matthijs Westera


Dream come true in the Royal Museum of Edinburgh, 2009.

I like diversity in people, research and the weather, I like to break habits and snap dry twigs, I like having no internet access, I like wind mills and rows of knotted willows. I like to make sense of conversation.

I run and cycle, and I love to hike in Scotland. I like to play guitar and listen to metal, or to the soundtrack of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

I want to live forever and emigrate to space, although I really like our home. I generally succeed at not producing any garbage. Because animals are awesome, I don't eat them.

Perhaps the reason some people do not live by their ideals is that they think the only reason for doing so would be to change the world.