Jan-Dirk van der Burg

This is my favorite picture from my childhood. In the Netherlands it’s legal to grow up to five Marijuana plants. My mother helped me with my private garden, hoping I would soon get bored with smoking. “Illegal” actions are so much more interesting for teenagers. In the end, she was right: I haven’t smoked anymore in a long, long time.

featured in romka # 7, 2012