“Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
William Butler Yeats, Running to Paradise. In the Netherlands we remember the devastating floods of 1953, in which 1,836 people died as sea dykes in the south of the country broke, and large parts of Zeeland, the Zuid-Holland islands and western Brabant were overwhelmed. My mom was nurse at the Eudokia Hospital in Rotterdam, during this disaster, where survivors were taken in. She remembers a child who lost her whole family.