After ‘Free-range eggs’, ‘Bubbelbabbels’, ‘Love me, love me not’, ‘Spiegelschrift’ was published. Nicely written again. A pearl. Lut De Block can rightly be proud of her fourth penguin. She sees another of her dreams come true. ‘Spiegelschrift’ also bears witness to unmistakable pleasure in writing. Many friends urged her to write a novel. The first pages have already been written. The title is there. ‘But I cannot be too euphoric about this larger work, there are currently many other matters that require my attention’, Lut De Block explains. ‘Go for it Lut, take the plunge. Yes, you can. Take your time. I refer to the writer Jeroen Brouwers (1944 – 2022), who died this year, who wrote his bestseller ‘Zond Flood’, a novel of 650 pages, but no less than seven years. (mvdv).
In ‘Spiegelschrift’ pass in review: happiness, sadness, friendship, corona, family, school days, friends, melancholy, love, nature, vacation, sadness, pain, emotions, farewell … Many recognizable things. Lut De Block succeeds in making the everyday unusual in her stories. Reach for the pen to sift through her soul. The ordinary, the simple pleases her the most. She wants the other one to have a great time. Enjoy her home and garden, where she can watch birds. ‘My house embraces me’. The common thread in her four books, the tribute to her deceased parents Albert De Block (1927 – 2006) and Aleydis Iemants (1924 – 2018). The respect for her parents goes a long way.