I grew up in a home that sort of resembled a zoo. The greatest spectacle my parents had ever made, was a tiny rainforest in the attic, where hummingbirds flew around and frogs and lizards were trying their best not to be seen. Though now, I am aware of the destruction hiding behind the magic of keeping exotic animals in a well heated Dutch home, I cannot deny that this is how I got into touch with nature, this is how I learned to see things that often go unnoticed, to appreciate that which is small, silent, pure, magnificent.