On December 28, 2019, shortly after Christmas, there was a party at Peter’s Paradise. A substantial group of Peter’s friends and family was present and enjoyed a wonderful winter day together at Peters Paradise. Below you’ll find a short impression in words and photographs of this wonderful day. The central theme: connection. And there was a lot of connection there.
What appealed to Peter the most in the party, was the idea of a celebration the would be created by friends together. A party in which friends would share their talents with each other to make the encounter more fun and rich. It would be a celebration of human connections.
A creative artist like Peter already has collected a lot of other creative people around him. So there where many possibilities. Next followed a few weeks in which Peter, with his usual enthusiasm and warmth, went about inviting family and dear friends and planning the party.
Somewhat later the next messages came, like the joyful notice that Erika, a wonderful storyteller, would share a great story and that Marcel would play a winter horn. The party ever more was getting it’s shape.
Of course not everyone was able to be present, since the party was announced so shortly before it happened, but luckily many friend and family members could come and it would be a happy celebration for Peter and his guests. A real homecoming with friends.
A celebration of friendship
The result was a cozy and full guest home, with a richly filled meal, by Peter and some of his friends, offering a large diversity of delicious dishes. For each taste there was something delicious to be found and so there was a lot of tasting and eating around.
Of course it was a festivity of abundance, like it should in a Paradise. Not only were there many delicious dishes prepared and made available, a lot of friends had already spend a lot of years in connection to Peter.
Everyone present was allowed to sound a singing bowl, to anounce their turn to present something and ask for attention. The singing bowl would sound many of times during that day.
As announced Erika told a wonderful Christmas story about a bear and a sparrow. Friend Anne made, for all that where present, a beautiful bookmark with their name in calligraphy, and friend Johan held a presentation about the network of souls of Peter and his paradise.
Also Peter himself shared something. He has presented a beautiful poem that he valued and displayed his affection to the people present and those that couldn’t come.
Peter also told about his mobile home, to which Anne noticed (when Peter told he had build it himself) that he too has had a large hand in that. That is how it goes with Peter, creation is done by a community. With friends of course, whether they know they are, or not.
Peter likes to present himself as a friend and as a consequence of that, may talents gather to create something beautiful.
A celebration of human connection
Where the first invitation spoke about a party to celebrate the return of light and the retreat of darkness, this party had become, to Peter, above all a celebration of his connection with the people he values in his live.
Goodbye until we’ll meet again
Everyone has enjoyed this day immensely. A wonderful example of what is created when friends collaborate and find each other, and an example of the person Peter is and how much opportunity and space he offers to people that feel good there.
It is a wonderful space, Peter’s Paradise, and Peter is a wonderful host. Together with his friends this paradise reaches it’s potential.
Like every encounter, this celebration too has a moment of goodbye. These friends will certainly return to celebrate and create again. To offer you an opportunity to enjoy with us, we have published here a selection of pictures.